Search

Age UK Norfolk to offer free advice on benefits for older people

PUBLISHED: 16:20 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:00 12 December 2017

An Age UK Norfolk adviser providing advice. Picture: AGE UK NORFOLK

An Age UK Norfolk adviser providing advice. Picture: AGE UK NORFOLK

AGE UK NORFOLK

A charity is on a mission to raise awareness of benefits for the elderly in a bid to beat poverty among the older generation.

Age UK Norfolk will be offering support and advice to people in the county aged over 65 on what they, along with carers, can claim.

The drive comes as Age UK Norfolk’s annual statistics show that one in six people aged 65 or over in Norfolk suffer from low incomes, with older peoples’ incomes being on average £59 a week lower than younger pensioners. Also, a fifth of those aged 75 and over are living below the poverty line.

In 2016/17, some 1,268 people were helped by Age UK Norfolk with total claims amounting to just over £4,133,339.60.

Through the January campaign, the charity will offer free, confidential advice about home safety, housing and care issues at an individual’s preferred venue.

To book an appointment for benefits advice call 0300 5001217, Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm.

Other news

7 minutes ago

Five hundred people took to the streets to take part in the eighth Dereham 5k race.

Scared passengers endured an hour of uncertainty when their flight was forced to circle around Norfolk following a birdstrike.

13:58

Voice judge Olly Murs was in Dereham yesterday as his football team Coggeshall Town FC played Dereham Town FC.

13:31

A person had to be cut free from a car after a crash on the the A148 at Tattersett.

Most Read

7 minutes ago

Five hundred people took to the streets to take part in the eighth Dereham 5k race.

Read more
United Kingdom

Scared passengers endured an hour of uncertainty when their flight was forced to circle around Norfolk following a birdstrike.

Read more
Turkey
13:58

Voice judge Olly Murs was in Dereham yesterday as his football team Coggeshall Town FC played Dereham Town FC.

Read more
bostik
13:31

A person had to be cut free from a car after a crash on the the A148 at Tattersett.

Read more
Rescue Service
11:48

A well-attended music festival kicked-off a jam-packed week of fun events in Fakenham.

Read more
Richard Crook

Most Commented

7 minutes ago

Five hundred people took to the streets to take part in the eighth Dereham 5k race.

Read more
United Kingdom

Scared passengers endured an hour of uncertainty when their flight was forced to circle around Norfolk following a birdstrike.

Read more
Turkey
13:58

Voice judge Olly Murs was in Dereham yesterday as his football team Coggeshall Town FC played Dereham Town FC.

Read more
bostik
13:31

A person had to be cut free from a car after a crash on the the A148 at Tattersett.

Read more
Rescue Service
11:48

A well-attended music festival kicked-off a jam-packed week of fun events in Fakenham.

Read more
Richard Crook

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 16°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy