Age UK Somerset’s Information and Advice Service
We offer a free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers. We can help with a wide variety of topics such as social care, benefits, etc, but if there’s an area we’re unsure of, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction. We also offer a benefits assessment service and help completing claim forms (although at the moment our Volunteers do not visit clients at home).
If you need advice outside of normal office hours, at the weekend or in the evenings, call Age UK:
Free factsheets available
Age UK produces free information guides and factsheets on a wide range of topics, including home adaptations, dementia, and advice for carers.
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