We know that you enjoy attending events and activities run by local charities or community-based organisations. Many of these agencies also offer free, specialist advice and information to older people.
0800 169 65 65
Age UK Oxfordshire provides services for older people throughout the county. Whether you’re an older person or care for an older person as a friend or relative, they have a range of services offering practical help and support.
For advice on pension credits, benefit entitlements, or even power of attorney, Citizens Advice is a good place to start.
Energy Saving Trust
0300 123 1234
Advice on how to reduce your energy bills and make your home more energy-efficient. They’ll also give advice on grants and schemes that might be able to help with heating costs.
MIND provides advice and support to anyone with a mental health problem. If you like a good read, want to join a drama group, need help with benefits or just want to be able to talk to someone, contact MIND.
0800 169 65 65
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, Macmillan Cancer Support can provide practical, medical and financial support.
Message in a Bottle
This scheme is a simple idea for people living on their own. You can use any bottle and a piece of paper, or ask at your local health centre or chemist. Fill the form in with your basic personal and medical details – then just leave your bottle in the fridge so it can be found in an emergency.
National Dementia Helpline
0300 222 1122
Information, advice and signposting to support you or those you care for.