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Providing free, independent information and advice for people over 50 and their carers with a range of information covering general advice, local services, money and benefits.

We offer advice and support in a variety of areas:

  • Pension age benefits
  • Pension age benefit checks
  • Carers benefits
  • Form filling (we can only help with a specific selection of forms) 
  • Local services
  • Understanding documents
  • Providing factsheets and guides
  • General advice

Signposting

Help with general information such as housing enquires, local services and if any specialist help is needed we can connect you with other organisations who can support you.

Benefit awareness

We can dispel myths around who is entitled to claim benefits. Benefits rates change annually as can people's finances and circumstances, so it's worth checking eligibility. It's really easy for us to check if you are eligible and the additional weekly income can make a big difference to your life. 

Form completion

We can assist with completing forms by appointment but may have to refer you to other organisations due to staffing capacity. This service is only available via a scheduled appointment – please ensure you contact the department using the details below.


Accessing this service

Please note: Due to the current Coronavirus crisis there is a change to our normal service delivery.
When contacting the service, please leave your name and number and one of our experienced staff will return your call as soon as is possible (usually within 24 hours during the week / weekend calls returned the following Monday) unless the call is deemed to be urgent.

Face to face drop in service at our offices, hospital ward, home visits and outreach visits have been suspended in light of the current Coronavirus crisis.

Outside of our opening hours and at weekend the Age UK National Telephone Advice Line on 0800 055 6112 can be contacted which provides free, independent advice 365 days per year. Every day the telephone lines are open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., including bank holidays.

For any other Age UK Oldham general enquiries including emergency shopping and meal provision – please contact 0161 633 0213 the general switchboard which will be open from 9.00 – 4.30 pm each day.

To access welfare benefits information or form completion please complete our referral form.

Benefits referral form (PDF)

Benefits referral form (Word document)

Contact

Telephone: 0161 622 9333 / 9312

Email: Laura.Maguire@ageukoldham.org.uk