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Services for Older People

Below you will find links to other organisations and schemes aimed at improving the quality of life for older people. While we make every effort to ensure the links are up to date we cannot be held responsible for external website. If you do notice a problem or if you are part of an organisation that has not been included please contact us with the details.

Download our Activities For Older People leaflet.

Disabilities

 

North Worcestershire DIAL
A free and confidential information and advice line for anyone regarding impairment or disability

 

Disability Action Wyre Forest
A group who meet to discuss and act on issues affecting those with a disability, generally relating to access.

Health and Wellbeing

 

Adult Social CareInformation on care, independance and paying for care from Worcestershire County Council.

 

Home care
Also known as home support or domiciliary care. Services arranged by Adult Services and Health where someone comes into your home to help with practical and personal tasks such as getting up; washing and toileting; organising meals; shopping; collecting pension money.

 

Dental Services
Provides NHS dental care for patients who need additional support.

 

Exercises for Older People from NHS Worcestershire

Strength and Balance Classes

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society
Provides specialist care, advices and support to everyone affected by MS.

 

Arthritis Care
Learn more about managing your arthritis

 

Stroke Association
Provides advice, information and emotional support for stroke survivors, their families and carers.

 

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Help and support for men with prostate cancer and those who care for them.

 

Early Intervention Dementia Service
01562 828815
Service available to people of any age, registered with a GP in Worcestershire who are experiencing memory problems and do not have a formal diagnosis of dementia.

 

Diabetes UK
Support for people affected by or at risk of diabetes.

 

Sight Concern
Supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

 

Care24
Full range of home and personal care services.

 

Age UK
The charity formed from Age Concern and Help the Aged.

 

Learning

 

Workers Educational Association Worcestershire
UK's largest voluntary provider of adult education.

 

University of the 3rd Age
Self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work.

 

Leisure and Activities

 

Wyre Forest Talking Newspaper
90 minute edition from The Shuttle every week posted free.

 

Among Friends Kidderminster
Day care service for people with dementia

 

Arch Hill Court, Orchard Street and Friends
Events and activities at Arch Hill Court and Orchard Street, Kidderminster. All welcome.

 

Reaching Out Project
Tel: 01562 510252 
Email:wyreforestreachingout@gmail.com

Entertainment, activities, trips, singing and seasonal celebration for older people.

 

Money and Benefits

 

Housing Benefit
Means tested help towards rent costs.

 

Council Tax Discount Scheme
Means tested help towards your Council Tax bill

 

Pension Service

Advice and information on the state pension.

 

Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau
Impartial advice on a number of issues.

 

Kidderminster Aid in Sickness Fund
KAiSF charity is setup to help those people who are both in financial difficulty, and suffering with illness, in the former Borough of Kidderminster by providing monetary help.

 

Worcestershire Macmillan Citizens Advice
Offers free confidential advice to people living with cancer, their carers and relatives.
Tel: 01905 725946 Email:macmillan@
cabwhabac.org.uk

 

Tax Help for Older People
Free help and advice to older people with tax problems.

 

Safety

 

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Free home fire safety advice, free specialist smoke alarms for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

 

North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership
Working together to reduce crime, the fear of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour that affect our local communities to help you feel safe where you live.

Support

 

The Cinnamon Trust
National charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets.

 

Worcestershire
Telecare

Help at the touch of a button 24 hours a day.

 

Onside
Provides free, confidential support to people facing disadvantage, discrimination or exclusion.

 

Carers Action Worcestershire
Information, advice and support for carers.

 

Transport

 

Dial - a - Ride
Door to door community transport in specially adapted minibuses.

 

National Bus Pass Scheme (Apply for a bus pass)
Information on applying for or renewing a bus pass from Worcestershire County Council.

 

Transport and Travel information
Details of local services

 

Blue Badge Parking
for Disabled People

Information on applying for a Blue Badge (Disabled Persons Parking Badge) from Worcestershire County Council.

 

Your Home

 

Occupational Therapy Mobile Assessment Unit 01527 869148
Assesses the needs of individuals experiencing difficulties in their homes

 

Care and Repair Worcestershire
Assists residents who find their homes need modernisation or improvement as their lives change.

 

Energy Efficiency
Advice on how to be energy efficient and save money.

 

Warmer Worcestershire
A project aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the county and helping residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes

 

Act on Energy
Encourages energy conservation by providing free and impartial advice to householders and small businesses.

 

Keeping warm in winter
Information on affordable warmth and how to avoid fuel debt.

 

FirstStop
Information and advice about all aspects of care, housing and finance for older people.


 



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