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Age UK Somerset provides an independent, confidential and free welfare benefits service for older people. We offer advice on benefits available for the over 60s, we can provide a basic benefits check, and are able to send an independent Information and Advice Support volunteer out to complete benefit forms in your own home or within a residential or nursing home.

Age UK Somerset has a large team of Information and Advice Support Volunteers who donate their time to deliver this service. Our volunteers work within their own communities to provide face-to-face help and advice on benefits and issues related to benefits. This includes a benefits check to make sure you are receiving all your entitlements.

The benefits we deal with include:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments
  • Carers Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing and Council Tax benefit

To enquire about this service:

please call 01823 345613 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, (generally closed for lunch 12.30-1.30pm)

or email

Would you be interested in finding out about becoming an Information and Advice Support Volunteer?

This satisfying and varied role is just one of our Volunteering opportunities.

Full training is offered.

Learn more about Volunteering