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What is Advice and Information?

We operate an advice and information service which is free, independent and confidential to older people, their relatives, carers and friends. We provide information on issues affecting older people such as welfare benefits, community care, leisure and health.

Main Office: 4th Floor, 103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4PU

Opening times: Monday-Friday for appointments and drop-in, 9.00am-3.00pm

Tel: 020 8220 6000

Havering Office: Community Reach House, 32-34 High Street, Romford RM1 1HR

Opening times: Monday and Thursday 9.30am-3.00pm

Tel: 07375 535655 or email:

Barking & Dagenham Office: The Ripple Centre, 121-125 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7FN

Opening times: Wednesday and Friday 9.00am-1.00pm

Tel: 020 8532 7354 or email:

Outside of these hours you can call Age UK information line on: 0800 678 1174


We cann advise you about checking your entitlement to benefits and assist you to fill out benefit (and other) forms

Accessing Services

We can liaise with other agencies to help you access services or signpost you to other organisations


We have a wide range of factsheets on a number of issues and topics. We also have a range of leaflets and booklets giving helpful advice

We can make home visits to people who are housebound due to health problems or caring responsibilities to help with benefit forms and advice. If we cannot answer your query we will try and put you in touch with people who may be able to help you.

Every year we campaign in various ways for 'Your Rights Week' and keep you up to date with all Benefit and Pension information.

Unfortunately, we cannot give advice in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Immigration

Although we will try and help you access the appropriate service to help you.

You can download our Statement of Service below

Free booklets and online information