age UK Cambridgeshire Services

(information direct from ageUK)

Helpline 0300 666 9860 (9am – 3pm)  Out-side these core hours the service is available 8am – 8pm every day of the year through our National Helpline.

If it concerns and older person in this county call us, if we can help directly we will, and if we can’t we usually know who can.  We can assist locally with hospital discharges, accessing benefits & allowances, finding help at home and domiciliary care, residential/nursing home care, housing issues, safeguarding, aids & adaptations, combating loneliness and much more….

Advocacy:

Our advocates aim is to voice our clients concerns, express their wishes, and protect their rights. This is a FREE and independent service offered to people who are aged 65 years and over living in Cambridgeshire.

Home Help:

This is a chargeable service to provide help with household tasks such as cleaning, laundry and ironing. Please contact us for costs & availability.

Visiting Scheme:

This is a FREE service.  Our volunteers offer weekly supportive friendship visits to older people who are isolated and lonely.

Cambridgeshire Handyperson Service:

The service is for people aged over 65 or those living with a disability.  We aim to prevent falls and accidents by offering a FREE Personal Home Assessment.  There will be a charge for work undertaken, with the exception of grab rails which are FREE.

Day Centres:

Providing friendship and social activities across the county at 6 Day Centres.   There may be a small charge applicable.

Community Wardens:

Assists local people over 60 to continue living independently in their own home by providing daily contact; ensuring a sense of security and well-being. There is a small weekly charge payable for this service

Products & Services:

We offer a range of products and tailor-made services for the over 50s, from car insurance to funeral plans.

Gardening:

We have a Garden Maintenance scheme operating in Fenland, Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.  Please contact us for further details on costs & availability.

In addition, we often have short term services/campaigns, so please call our Information Officers for the latest information and to enquire about any of our above mentioned services and/or other external services.