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Information and Advice Service

  • Location: Age UK Northamptonshire
  • Price: Free
Call 01604 611207 for more info

We do not make a charge for this service but donations are always gratefully received as this helps fund the team of advisers.

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

Age UK Northamptonshire
The William and Patricia Venton Centre
York Road
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 5QJ
United Kingdom

Free, independent information and advice to older people and their relatives, friends and carers.

For people age 55 and over.

We can usually help directly but if not, we can signpost you to someone who can. Our information and advice can support you to make the best decision - about the little things that can make a big difference, as well as major life changes.

Who is it for?

Older people living in Northamptonshire or their family or carers calling from around the UK.

What is the charge?

We do not make a charge for this service but donations are always gratefully received as this helps fund the team of advisers.

We can help with:

• Checking your benefit entitlement
• Help with benefit claim submissions to the Department for Work and Pensions
• Challenging adverse benefit decisions if we have completed the original claim
• Accessing services from Adult Social Care
• Identifying your housing options.

Our advice line is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. Age UK's national advice line is 0800 678 1602.

Attendance Allowance claims

We can help older people with significant long-term health conditions and disabilities to claim Attendance Allowance. Please get in touch on 01604 611207. We can help you fill in the form.

Referrals by third party professionals

Use this link to our online form to refer a client to our Information & Advice Service.

We are using Microsoft Forms

What is offered by the service?

• One-to-one support to find solutions including referral to other agencies where appropriate
• Information on local, community and national services for older people and their carers
• Guidance on issues affecting older people and their carers and their welfare rights
• Assessment and calculation of entitlement to benefits
• Information on social and emotional issues, legal matters (Wills etc)
• We provide Age UK information guides and factsheets free of charge
• We provide copies of the Northamptonshire Care Services Directory which can also be viewed online

View the Northamptonshire Care Services Directory online

How does it work?

Contact us by telephone, email or letter. Or ask a trusted friend, family member, carer or other professional to contact us on your behalf with your explicit consent.

Check your entitlement

The Benefits Calculator can help you find out which benefits you could be entitled to. It's free to use and the details you provide are kept anonymous.

Start the Benefits Calculator on Age UK's website

In the financial year 2022/23 our team of seven part-time workers

• received 3,753 enquiries (more than double the previous year)
• supported 1,454 new clients
• helped clients claim £2,450,430 in welfare benefits
• submitted 712 claims for Attendance Allowance for clients
• identified 93 clients as eligible to claim Pension Credit, 45 eligible for Housing Benefit, 114 for Council Tax Reduction and 16 carers eligible to claim Carers Allowance
• gave advice on other matters and signposted people to other services

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