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Practical Support

Age UK Stockport provides a variety of practical support services.

For those meeting the criteria for urgent or short-term assistance under the Wellbeing at Home service these may be provided free, otherwise charges may apply.

Services include:

Handy Help & Gardening
The Handy Help service offers minor repairs which are usually too small for contractors or commercial businesses to undertake and also gardening covering a range of support.

Where jobs are beyond the scope or skills of the Handy Help team, we can assist by providing information about local tradesmen based on a great deal of local knowledge and experience.

This is not a recommendation and please read our Guidance Sheet here whenever dealing with trades people. 

HH Guidance re Trades - Click to open 

Shopping and pension collection

Various types of support are available for short and long term shopping and other practical support.

Information & Advice

The information and support service provides a wide range of general information including practical support to access to pension and benefits information for people who otherwise would be unable to access their money on a regular basis. To go to our Information and Advice page click here

Social Support

Age UK Stockport has a number of activities and social events in your local area.

Befriending Service

An opportunity to be linked into an experienced team of volunteers to support regular home visits

Travel Club

An opportunity to meet ohers and get out and about – to go to our Travel Club events page click here

Day Services

A range of day services including community activites for those with varying needs. To view our Step Out Day Services click here


Age UK Stockport offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities. For more information visit our volunteering page by clicking here

Other activities

Click here for our Activities and Events page