Age UK Norfolk

Age UK Norfolk

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk/

SERVICE OFFER:
Information and Advice – We offer advice and support around Benefits including support applying for Benefits and Benefit Checks. Advice on all areas of home or residential care including assessment and paying for. Support in the home, aids and adaptions and self-funders. Guidance and support setting up Lasting Power of Attorney. Guidance on applying for BB or Appealing a BB decision, we are unable to support directly with applying. Information and Signposting on any other topic.

Office appointments: limited appointments available at our head office with an adviser. Prebooked only.
Home visiting: Lasting Power of attorney form completion and benefit form/ benefit check completion where required

Phone: Advice, benefit checks, benefit form completion.

We are supporting older people experiencing financial hardship by giving them access to vital food vouchers. This remit can include those in receipt or likely to be eligible for means tested benefits, those in crisis, or minimal savings over the aged of 60 at various locations across the county
We are also currently issuing household support fund payments to households up to the value of £50 for those over 50. These can be for food, energy, or water costs for wider essentials such as warm clothing etc. We are not able to contribute towards boiler repairs or replacements
In addition,

Digital Inclusion – Our ‘Let’s Get Digital’ project is a service for anyone over 50 who would like to learn how to use their device and get better connected. We also offer a tablet loan service.

Telephone Befriending – Our befriending service offers people aged 65 and over companionship by phone with a friendly, chatty call from a dedicated befriender.

General Advocacy – Our Advocacy service supports and enables people over 50 to have their voice heard; we can help with making phone calls and writing letters to help ensure no one experiences any inequality or discrimination.

Bereavement Advocacy – Our bereavement advocacy service provides support to people over 50 who are recently bereaved. Our specially trained advisors can help guide through a difficult time by offering practical help with completing paperwork and notifying companies.

Money Matters – Our Money Matters service offers one to one support from a dedicated volunteer to assist and empower over 65s to remain independent when handling the day-to-day management of household finances and paperwork.

Travelling Companionship  – Through FREE sessions delivered safely from home and beyond, we can help with increasing confidence when  making trips around the local area. Journeys can be by foot, public transport, taxi, or even bike – we will help build the confidence needed to travel independently.

CRITERIA:
We support people aged 50 and over, including carers and families (excludes Norwich city council area for Advice service). Users of Telephone Befriending and Money Matters must be 65 or over

  • 0300 500 1217
  • advice@ageuknorfolk.org.uk
  • 300 St Faith's Road, Norwich, NR6 7BJ
Age UK Norwich

Age UK Norwich

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/norwich/

SERVICE OFFER: We offer help and advice about benefits, housing, debt, money, lasting power of attorney, social care and support, telephone befriending and activities. We also offer Health Coaching (during periods of illness or injury, or to adjust to long-term conditions), Complex Community Care Support (helping people living with complex health and/or social conditions who need regular practical and emotional support to live as independently as possible), Social activities and events and Telephone Befriending and Active Befriending services. In addition, Vera, our virtual assistant, is available to give information via our website.

CRITERIA: Our services are for people aged 50 and over, including carers and families, in the Norwich and Greater Norwich area.

  • 01603 496333
  • enquiries@ageuknorwich.org.uk
  • 69 – 75 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1UA, Norfolk

Deaf Connexions

http://deafconnexions.org.uk/

SERVICE OFFER:
We offer advice on discrimination, education, healthcare and welfare benefits.

CRITERIA:
Our advocacy service is for people in Norwich and East Norfolk.

  • 01603 660889
  • mail@deafconnexions.org.uk
  • deaf.connexions
  • Rotary House, King Street, Norwich, NR1 2BL, England
Equal Lives

Equal Lives Advice and Membership

http://www.equallives.org.uk

SERVICE OFFER:
We are a Disabled Persons’ Organisation run by disabled people for disabled people. We offer information and advice in areas such as employment, finances, social care and discrimination.
Please note that we are no longer contracted to provide support with welfare benefit appeals.
CRITERIA:
Our service is for disabled people, people with mental health needs and anyone facing disabling barriers.

  • 01508 491 210
  • info@equallives.org.uk
  • Equal Lives, Ground Floor, St Vedast House, St Vedast Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1BT, England

Fresh Start Future Enterprises

http://www.fsfe.co.uk

SERVICE OFFER:
Fresh Start are a lived experience charity that offers advocacy, advice and guidance to anyone who has been involved with the criminal justice system, or at risk of offending, as well as helping them access services that may be of help to them. We offer a bespoke service, which is person centred. We provide workshops aimed at encouraging people to be job ready, live independently and ultimately create foundations that reduce the risks to re-offending.

CRITERIA:
Our service is available to anyone living in Norfolk, or intending to live in Norfolk, aged over 18 years of age, involved in the Criminal Justice System or at risk of becoming involved.

  • 01603 273634
  • mail@fsfe.co.uk
  • 60-62 Pitt Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DF

Opening Doors

http://www.openingdoors.org.uk/

SERVICE OFFER:
We are a user-led organisation run by and for people with learning disabilities. We offer information, advice and support on discrimination, healthcare, welfare benefits social care and advocacy.

CRITERIA:
We support adults with learning disabilities in Norfolk.

  • 01603 631433
  • admin@openingdoors.org.uk
  • http://www.openingdoors.org.uk/
  • 38a Bull Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1SX

Wonder+

SERVICE OFFER:
Wonder+ offers advocacy, advice and guidance to women offenders, or at risk of offending, as well as helping them access services that may be of help to them.

CRITERIA:
Our service is available to women living in Norfolk, or intending to live in Norfolk, aged over 18 years of age, involved in the Criminal Justice System or at risk of becoming involved.

  • Wonder+ Coordinator
  • 01603327881
  • wonderplus@stgilestrust.org.uk