Older people

Age UK

Web: Tel: 0800 169 6565 (8am to 7pm every day, freephone)

Information available on:

  • Money Matters
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Travel and Lifestyle
  • Home and Care
  • Work and Learning
  • Products

Local Age UK’s include: information, advice and advocacy services, day centres, home help and handyperson schemes. You can search on-line to find what is available locally.

Independent Age

Web: Tel: 0800 319 6789 Email:

Independent Age is a growing charity helping older people across the UK to live more independent, fulfilling lives.

Founded over 150 years ago, we are an established voice for older people and their families and carers, offering free advice and information and providing services, such as befriending, to promote wellbeing and reduce loneliness.

In addition to this, we use the knowledge and understanding gained from our frontline services to campaign on issues that affect older people, like poverty, loneliness and carers’ rights.

Royal Voluntary Service

Web: Tel: 0845 608 0122

The Royal Voluntary Service helps in all sorts of ways:

  • Helps older people get out of the house
  • Pop round for a chat
  • Help with jobs such as shopping / changing a lightbulb
  • You can search on-line for what is available in your local area.

Which? Elderly Care


Which? Elderly Care gives free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people across the UK. Aimed at relatives, the site focuses on financing care, housing options and older people’s needs, such as dealing with memory problems and accessing local authority and NHS care and support.

A specially developed tool allows users to narrow down the wide-ranging information on the site to suit their particular needs and there is also a local services finder - add a postcode and you will immediately be able to find care homes, providers of care at home and local authority services in that area.

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