Winter support for older people in Blackpool

David Buckle posted on Jan 8 2018

Information & Advice for the over 65’s
With the winter weather not letting up any time soon, Age UK Lancashire are reaching out to more people in the Blackpool district to try and offer help and advice on how to stay warm and well in winter and offer information on winter fuel allowance and advice on what many older people may be entitled to help them financially.
Age UK Lancashire have an Advice Line, available to people living in Blackpool which they can ring if they are in need of support and it is a vital part of the charities work. The service can help people access information about welfare benefits, social and community care, housing and the wide range of services available from many different organisations depending on individual needs. In Blackpool face to face appointments can be booked at various locations across the district. We are also seeking a volunteer to help older people complete Welfare Benefit applications.
Linda Salazar from Age UK Lancashire says: “We are letting people know that Information & Advice is available for people aged 65 and over across the Blackpool district which can be accessed on 0300 303 1234 (calls charged at local rates) between 9.00am and 3.00pm. If a face to face appointment is needed this can be arranged too. As we don’t have an office in Blackpool we are working with partner agencies to use their premises to see clients on a one to one basis if required”.
Age UK Lancashire provides many vital services all year round which can help people access the support and care they need in the Blackpool area. Since moving into Blackpool to fill the void left by Age UK Blackpool going into administration, the charity is working hard to reach out and has also set up regular groups and exercise classes to help older people in the town.