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Age UK Stockport offers a free and confidential information and advice service covering a range of topics.

Contact us for more information to see how we can assist you.


How to access the service

You can access our information and advice service in the following ways:

By phone: 0161 477 1213

By email: /

By drop-in at our Drop In Thursdays 10 am to 3 pm at the One Stockport Hub, 16-22 Merseyway, SK1 1RA (the old Argos).

If phoning, please note our lines are busy dealing with clients so you may well get the answer phone. Please do leave a message and we will get back to you.  Following the pandemic there is now a significant increase and improvement in the range of support that can be given over the phone.

Please note the office that Age UK Stockport had in Merseway was permanently closed in September 2020.

Topics we cover include:

  • Benefits
  • Blue Badge Applications
  • Housing
  • Transport Options
  • Consumer and utilities problems
  • Legal matters, tax and financial matters
  • Paying for care
  • Information and advice for carers
  • Employment issues
  • Reducing isolation
  • Personal and home safety
  • Finding or accessing practical help at home
  • Improving or maintaining mobility, health and independence 
  • Identifying and supporting people with emotional issues
  • Support and encouragement to identify options and issues

We can help complete a range of forms, such as benefit forms and Blue Badge online applications. If we do not have the specialist knowledge or expertise necessary, such as some legal forms, we will give you information of who can assist you.

Our workers take a holistic and individually focused approach and will work with you to understand the situation and discuss the type and level of support that may be wanted and where it can best be found.

We are happy to speak to third parties on behalf of our clients to resolve problems. An appointment is advisable for complex issues.

All our advisors are trained to give general advice but also with a focus on issues affecting those in later life, their carers and families.

We provide a limited home visiting service where it is necessary. We also link closely with the other agencies and services across Stockport.

Contact us for more information to see how we can assist you.

Information and Advice Quality Standards

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    The Age UK Information and Advice Quality Programme (IAQP) and Advice Quality Standard show that we offer a quality assured service.

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    We hold the Advice Quality Standard quality mark which provides you with assurance and demonstrates our commitment to quality.

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