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

Breakeven

http://www.breakeven.org.uk/

SERVICE OFFER: We offer debt and mental health advice from experienced counsellors to help overcome gambling problems.

CRITERIA: Our service is for people who gamble and for those who are affected by the gambling of someone they know.

  • 01273 833722
  • info@breakeven.org.uk

Budgeting and Money Advice Service – Norwich City Council

SERVICE OFFER:
We offer free, confidential, non-judgemental advice about financial matters and debts to Norwich City Council tenants. We give advice on entitlement to benefits & income maximisation. We also help clients design a sustainable, manageable budget.

CRITERIA:
1) We can only accept referrals for Norwich City Council tenants.
2) Clients must consent to our support towards budgeting and debts.

  • 0344 980 3333
  • budgetingandmoneyadvice@norwich.gov.uk

Debt Team at Norfolk Citizens Advice

SERVICE OFFER:
We offer free, confidential, impartial, accredited debt advice.

CRITERIA:
We can help all adults and families in Norfolk

  • 01603 863577
  • c.cox@ncab.org.uk
  • k.neville@ncab.org.uk
  • Assembly Rooms, Ruthen Place, Dereham, NR19 2TX

DIAL-Great Yarmouth

http://www.dial-greatyarmouth.org.uk

SERVICE OFFER:
We offer free confidential information and advice to disabled and vulnerable people across the Borough.
We can offer support on: Benefits & entitlement; Money, Debt and finances; Help to find employment; Non-Medical Health support e.g registering at a GP, getting Covid vaccine; Digital Inclusion; Budgeting and Financial Awareness.

CRITERIA:
We offer services to: Parents/carers; Carers; People with learning disabilities; People with physical disabilities; People in social isolation; Other vulnerable people in Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

  • Jo Howes, Administration Manager
  • 07864095468
  • johowes@dial-greatyarmouth.org.uk
  • KINGSIDE 26/27 King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2NZ

Money Advice Hub

https://www.moneyadvicehub.org.uk/%20

SERVICE OFFER:
We provide advice on debt, housing, welfare benefits, money advice, digital inclusion and wellbeing.

CRITERIA:
We are based in Kings Lynn, West Norfolk but we provide services across the East of England and wider (subject to funding arrangements and contracts).

  • Money Advice Hub Team
  • 0300 365 8866
  • help@moneyadvicehub.email
  • King's Lynn Innovation Centre, Innovation Way, King's Lynn, PE30 5BY, Norfolk

Norfolk Citizens Advice

https://www.ncab.org.uk/

SERVICE OFFER:
We offer a broad range of advice including debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment, immigration, health, family and consumer.

CRITERIA:
Our service excludes Diss and Thetford areas.

  • 0800 144 8848
  • public@ncab.org.uk
  • 54 Whiffler Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 2AY
Norfolk Community Law Service

Norfolk Community Law Service

http://www.ncls.co.uk/

SERVICE OFFER:
We offer free, confidential, and independent legal advice in the following areas: employment law, family law, general law, discrimination, domestic abuse, debt, immigration and welfare benefits (appeals and tribunals only).

CRITERIA:
Our services are open to anyone who lives in Norfolk, in particular to those who may not otherwise be able to access legal assistance or debt advice. We do not advise on criminal law (unless relating to Domestic Abuse).

  • 01603 496623
  • info@ncls.co.uk
  • 14 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1LB, United Kingdom

Shelter

https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help/local_services/norwich

SERVICE OFFER:
We offer specialist housing advice including evictions and homelessness. We also offer accredited debt advice. Advocacy and representation are available at court.
PLEASE READ OUR CRITERIA BELOW BEFORE REFERRING—
Many general housing issues are addressed by self-help guides on our website shelter.org.uk which is full of detailed template letters and advice e.g., about how to get a deposit back. (We would not accept cases about how to initially join housing lists, and questions around deposit protection and low-level disrepair issues – please refer to our Website/Webchat/Helpline instead)

CURRENT CRITERIA:
Legal Aid cases: Shelter’s legal team can do Legal Aid work for eligible clients, but this is subject to capacity and the nature of the issue. Please refer in cases related to homelessness applications and Homelessness Decision, also court rent possession/evictions cases, but be aware we may need to signpost elsewhere if not in scope or due to capacity.
–Debt Advice for Clients with Housing related Debt, rent arrears, Council Tax arrears, Utility Bills.
–We cannot accept Social Prescribing cases directly (these are referred to the Living Well teams via the client’s GP and ICC’s only)
– We are currently CLOSED For Housing Advice cases for written Housing Allocation Banding or Qualification Decisions, and complex Housing or Homelessness cases

  • 03301 755 121
  • Whitefriars House, 50 Fishergate, Norwich, NR3 1SE, United Kingdom

Wise and Warm

SERVICE OFFER: We help with a wide range of energy related consumer advice including billing issues/queries, reviewing tariffs, switching, dealing with fuel debts, benefit entitlements, grants and energy efficiency improvements – and help customers to access extra support.

CRITERIA: Operating in the Diss and Thetford area

  • Jen Smedley
  • 0808 8127138
  • energyadvice@cadat.org.uk

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

Your Own Place (Diss and Wymondham)

http://www.yourownplace.org.uk/

Service offer:
We believe everyone should have a safe and secure home so we work one-to-one with people to build their skills, knowledge and confidence about money and housing. We work alongside people, don’t give advice, and support them to find their own solutions.

We also offer small (3-5 people), informal 2-hour group workshops, which facilitate knowledge sharing between peers and helps build confidence in social situations.

Criteria:
We support people living in the Diss and Wymondham areas (18+) who are accessing help from a food bank or at risk of needing to.

  • 23, Johnson Place, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2SA

Your Own Place (Norwich)

http://www.yourownplace.org.uk

Service Offer – Group Workshops:
(open to all on NCAN)

We believe everyone should have a safe and secure home, so we work with people to build their skills, knowledge and confidence about money and housing. We work alongside people, don’t give advice, and support them to find their own solutions.

At our small (3-5 people), informal 2-hour group workshops, we facilitate knowledge sharing on: budgeting, debts, benefits, where to find specialist help.

Our aim is to build confidence and motivation so that people feel more able to take action and more in control of their situation.

We run workshops during the week in central Norwich locations. We will speak to the referral to agree the best workshop date for them.

We can offer one-to-one support following on from our workshops.

Criteria:
We support people living in Norwich and Greater Norwich area (18+) who are accessing help from a food bank or at risk of needing to.

Service Offer – One-to-one support:
(Open to: ‘British Red Cross – foodbank support’ ‘NCA Foodbank Advisor Norwich’ (Citizens Advice Norwich foodbank) ‘Shelter Norwich foodbank’, ‘Age UK Norwich’)

We believe everyone should have a safe and secure home, so we work one-to-one with people to build their skills, knowledge and confidence about money and housing. We work alongside people, don’t give advice, and support them to find their own solutions.

We also offer small (3-5 people), informal 2-hour group workshops, which facilitate knowledge sharing between peers (see other NCAN listing).

Criteria:
We support people living in Norwich and Greater Norwich area (18+) who are accessing help from a food bank or at risk of needing to.

  • 01603 611910
  • 23, Johnson Place, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2SA, United Kingdom