Benefit Appeal Support
Our trained Officers can advise and assist in the process of appealing this result to ensure an older person is fully aware of their rights and feels able to pursue this appeal process with our support.
Blue Badge Application Support
The Blue Badge scheme aims to support people with severe mobility problems to access services and facilities by enabling them to park as close as possible to their destination. Our Officers provide practical assistance to apply fpor a Blue Badge.
Budgeting Advice Service
We recognise that being able to budget effectively is equally as important as having income maximised, as both aspects are required in order to ensure that older people are financially able to live safe, warm and independent lives.
Community Care Information and Advice
The Community Care system can be daunting and difficult for some older people to navigate at times, which is why our trained Officers are here to provide information, advice and guidance to ensure that older people get the support they require.
Debt Advice Service
Our Officers provide the vital debt advice in a friendly an impartial manner for those older people who may find themselves in this situation.
Digital Engagement Project & Tablet Loan Service
Helping our Clients become digitally connected by offering IT drop in sessions supported by volunteers, we provide a free three month tablet loan.
Age UK South Lakeland provides a variety of physical activities throughout the district to help you to stay in the best possible physical health.
Falls Awareness and Risk Assessment Advice
Everyone is at risk of falls as they age; it’s a big cause of Hospital Admissions and can result in serious injuries and long term complications.
First Contact Information and Advice Service
We offer a wide range of quality services, from supporting you to stay independent, safe and warm in your own home to keeping fit and providing extensive social opportunities. Our services are for anyone in South Lakeland who is aged 50 or above.
Friends Exchange Service
Loneliness and isolation are recognised as being detrimental to mental and physical health. Our Friends Exchange Programme helps build social bridges in the community.
Hearing Loss Service
The Hearing support service provides information and advice about hearing loss, NHS hearing aid batteries and basic hearing aid maintenance and demonstration equipment for assisting with hearing loss.
Holistic Compass Assessment
If someone contacts us or is referred to us through a third party for assistance and advice with their permission , we can arrange a home visit by one of our Case Officers to provide face to face support and complete a Compass holistic assessment.
Home Energy Checks & Energy Efficiency Advice
Keeping warm at home is vital for our health and wellbeing, especially for older people with long term health conditions. We provide a range of information to ensure older people are able to stay warm while also being able to afford their energy bills.
Home from Hospital
The Home from Hospital service enables patients who are medically fit for discharge to return home in safe and comfortable manner through the provision of short term practical assistance within their home environment.
Housing Options Advice
People find themselves in need of changing their accommodation for many reasons, but this move is not always easy and knowing where to start can be challenging.
Income Maximisation Service
Welfare Benefits often go unclaimed because people do not know they would be eligible. Our Officers complete full benefit checks and provide advice and support through the process, in view to maximising income and reducing financial stress.
We have lunch clubs running across the whole of the South Lakeland area. You’ll be able to meet up with a group of friends from your local area and enjoy an excellent, freshly cooked meal in a restaurant, hotel or pub.
Men in Sheds
Men in Sheds is a social initiative where like-minded people can meet to work towards a joint aim of either renovating furniture to be sold in our shops, working with other projects to make new items or even making something for friends and family.
As part of our Money Advice support we undertake full benefit checks in view to applying for any unclaimed welfare benefits to increase a client’s income, alongside working to reduce their expenditure and providing advice regarding effective budgeting.