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Due to ongoing concerns over cost of living, our Information & Advice service is in high demand, and it may take a while for you to have an appointment with an adviser.

The Age UK online benefit calculator is easy to use and gives accurate information. To get started click this link:

Benefits calculator and benefits advice- What benefits am I entitled to? | Age UK

Cost of Living information packs (by post)

These packs include lots of useful information about:

  • Central and local government support packages
  • Electricity North West advice
  • Saving energy
  • Priority services register
  • Water costs

They also include a benefit check form, for people who would prefer not to use the online calculator.  Completed forms can be sent to us and we will carry out the check for you.

Cost of Living information packs are available on request. Call our team on 0300 303 1234 to get yours or email

Information guides

The Age UK information guides and factsheets are really useful and cover a wide variety of subjects.

Fact sheets you may find useful in the current climate are:

  • More Money in your Pocket (Number 43)
  • Save Energy, Pay Less (Number 30)
  • Getting the Best Energy Deal (Number 82)

There is a host of other good information that you may also find useful.

To access the factsheets, click on this link:

Age UK factsheets and information guides | Age UK 

More information and support on cost of living can be accessed in our Information Hub. Click here to access it.

Free booklets and online information