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Services for older people

Older persons showcase event

Free information and advice on healthy living, finances, benefits and local services at a venue near you soon! 

Thursday 22 September 2022

Kidderminster Medical Centre, Waterloo Street. DY10 2BG 10am - 12noon

Thursday 29 September 2022

Bewdley Medical Centre, Dog Lane. DY12 2EF 10am - 12noon

Thursday 6 October 2022

Stourport Medical Centre, Dunley Road. DY13 0AA 10am - 12noon

For more information contact Elaine Halford-Bishop by email or call 01562 732572.

Useful information

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 websites If you do notice a problem or if you are part of an organisation that has not been included please email our web team with the details.

Disabilities

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

Health and Wellbeing

Adult Social Care
Information on care, independence 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

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.
Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest website.

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.

Day Care in Kidderminster | Friends of the Elderly

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.

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.

Amica 24 (formerly 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

Home Fire Safety Check from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Free fire safety check for 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.

Millbrook Healthcare Promoting Independent Living Service
Providing independent advice, support and practical help to older people, people with disabilities and those on low income. Call 0330 1248205 or email PILScontactus@millbrookhealthcare.co.uk

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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