Free, confidential and impartial information & advice service for older people, their families and carers.
*Please note we are unable to do face to face I&A appointments at both our Malvern Gate and Ross Office. Our Information and Advice team is still here to support you via telephone and email. Please see our contact details at the bottom of the page*
What can we help you with?
Our advisers are trained to help you on a range of queries, such as:
- Social care
Provide information on finding a care home or help at home. For online information visit The Care Service Directory.
- Your income
Free benefits checks and help with applying for benefits and pensions. Visit Age UKs Benefits Calculator.
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We offer free Tax Surgeries for the over 50s, in partnership with Tax Help for Older People.
- Your home
Information on staying safe, warm and independent in your own home.
- Legal issues
Wills, Power of Attorney, and how to deal with an estate. Free 30 minute appointments with our expert legal advisor at one of our Legal Surgeries - book an appointment.
- Form filling
We can help you fill out forms, including applications for most available benefits.
Advice on staying safe and healthy in later life, including local activity programmes.
If we don't offer a service you need, we can point you in the right direction!
- Useful information guides and links
A range of free information guides and links to useful services. If you need hard copies of our free information guides & factsheets, please contact us.
We currently work across Worcestershire & Herefordshire, providing a wide range of support services to ensure fairness and equality for all members of our community.
How to access the service:
You can access our information and advice service in a number of ways, including email and phone, or make an appointment at one of our offices:
Worcester (Malvern Gate Main Office)
By phone: 0800 008 6077
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester, WR2 4BN
Please note our Malvern gate office is not currently open for drop in appointments.
Herefordshire (Ross-on-Wye Office)
By phone: 01989 567 165/01989 763887
By email: email@example.com
Monday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
27 Brookend Street,
Please note our Ross-on-Wye office is not currently open for drop in appointments.
Find a trusted trader:
You can look online to find a trader you can trust, for example, a builder, plumber, or car dealer. If you are looking for a trader here are some online resources you can look at:
Your local council -you can find your local council here: https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council
Schemes that recommend traders:
You might need to try more than one scheme to find one that covers your area and the kind of trader you’re looking for.
You can try:
- TrustMark - the Government’s trader scheme
If you cannot find what you are looking for or cannot access the internet please contact us using the details below.
If you have a problem with a trader or work that has been done then you can contact: The Citizens Advice consumer helpline
“Age UK (H&W) have saved me no end of concerns, it’s made my life a lot easier!”
“No doubt if my wife needs anymore help once everything has settled down,we will be visiting the office again.They’re so helpful, when you go in there’s a smile and a how are you? They don’t forget, you see and that’s worth a lot.”
Free booklets and online information
Contact Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire:
Telephone: 0800 008 6077