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Age UK Oadby & Wigston offers a free and confidential information and advice service for the over 50's, older people, their families and carers.

Info & Advice

Information & Advice

Our Information and Advice Officer provides help you can rely on.

We can offer assistance in going through paperwork.

We can give help or advice on:

  • Pensions
  • Attendance allowance
  • Housing issues
  • Finding support at home
  • Choosing and funding a place in a residential care home
  • Health and social care
  • Leisure and social activities
  • Family and personal matters
  • Filling in forms
  • Your rights to local services
  • Utility bill queries
  • Any other issues that affect you as an older person
  • How our information and advice officer can help

We give you information that is accurate and timely.

We will explain the choices you have.

We may be able to take action on your behalf, if you want us to – or if we can't help, we will try to find someone who can.

Our information and advice service:

  • Is free and confidential
  • Offers appointments, but they are not always necessary
  • Will not make judgements about your life and what you want to do
  • Will try to tackle any discrimination or prejudice you face
  • Will not be influenced by any other interests but yours
  • Is run by a paid member of staff and supported by trained volunteers

Benefits advice outreach service

This service provides home visits for older people who are unable to travel to our office. The service is free and confidential and offers benefits checks and assistance in applying for the benefits to which the older person may be entitled.

To book an appointment please contact:

Information & advice              Tel. No.  0116 2885203

or

Age UK Oadby & Wigston                                                                                      

Information & advice

Hawthorn Centre
51 Paddock Street 
Wigston
Leicestershire
LE18 2AN