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Information & Advice - Lewisham

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Lewisham & Southwark - Head Office's catchment area.

Leemore Centre
33 Clarendon Rise
London
SE13 5ES
United Kingdom

We offer free, high-quality information and advice to older people, aiming to maximise independence through a wide range of support.

Providing older people with quality assured Information, Advice and Guidance across Lewisham

We decrease financial hardship, improve living conditions and support older people to ensure their rights are upheld. We can provide advice through home visits, office appointments and over the telephone.

What can we help with?

We assist with a wide range of issues including:

- Welfare Benefits – checking benefit entitlement; helping to make new or renewal applications; grant applications for clients on low incomes
- Housing – help with reporting disrepair and similar issues; advice on housing rights and options
- Social care – advice on options; understanding and challenging financial assessments
- Utility bills – comparing and switching energy supplier or tariff; advice on staying warm in winter

We also signpost and refer people to where they can get suitable support on legal matters, debt and immigration.

Who can we help?

Our services are open to people over 60 and living in the London Borough of Lewisham. We cannot advise on all issues so please see the list above for an idea of what we typically help with.

How can I get help?

You can access the service by contacting the Advice Line, which is operated by Citizens Advice Lewisham 0800 231 5453 or by downloading and returning the below referral form.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/lewisham-and-southwark/documents/services/ianda/ia-lewisham-referral-form.docx

Quality Mark

Our service provides free, confidential and non-judgemental advice in a person-centred way. We hold the Advice Quality Standard, which assures the quality and accuracy of the information and advice we provide.