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Citizens Advice Bureaux

Free, confidential, independent advice for all ages, including howing, legal and money problems.  Local bureaux have wheelchair access and induction loops.  The national website has on onlune advice guide and details of advice sessions in other counties.  The local site has full details for Nottinghamshire sessions.

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First Contact Signposting Scheme

One simple checklist helping people aged 60 and over to stay safe and independent in their own homes.

It saves people contacting lots of different organisations (e.g. Fire Service, Pension Service, Crime Reduction) to find out what they offer – the services come to you!

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The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.

Also provides opportunities for ex-service men and women to volunteer their time to help others.

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The Royal British Legion - Worksop and District Branch

The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.

Also provides opportunities for ex-service men and women to volunteer their time to help others.

The Worksop and District Branch meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7.30 at the Bowling Club, 18 Newgate Street, Worksop.

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Royal Air Force Association - Nuthall RAFA

The RAF Association (RAFA) is a membership organisation of serving and former members of the Royal Air Force, their families and dependants and all those supporting the aims of the Association. It is the largest single-service membership organisation in the United Kingdom and has roughly 80,000 members and 500 Branches in the UK, Europe and further afield.

The Association provides help and advice, assistance, comradeship and, where required, welfare and care for the whole RAF family.

Meetings held on the last Thursday of every month at 8pm.

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Simon Jessop

I am an independent registered private Social Worker for older people and adults. I have over 34 years of experience in social care and the NHS. 

Services include: Dementia Companion Service-also-

  • brokering someone's Personal Budget-organising their care etc.
  • Working with people who fund their own services-assessments, researching local care options and reviewing these once they have started.
  • Working with people whose needs are viewed as too low by the council and so do not receive an assessment from the council.
  • Long term care planning-care homes.
  • Reviews for people already placed within care homes.
  • Assessments and planning for respite services.
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Age UK - Advice

Age UK's advice line.

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Age UK - Claiming Benefits

More than £5 billion of means-tested benefits go unclaimed by older people every year – let us help make it easier.

Are you claiming the right benefits? Find out what you are entitled to and how to claim.

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Age UK - Home Repairs

Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate.

The factsheet Funding repairs, improvements and adaptations explains what assistance may be available to homeowners and tenants to help them meet the costs of repairs, improvements and adaptations.

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Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire - Advice & Information Service

The Age UK Notts Information & Advice service operates throughout the City and County of Nottingham. Our information and advice service is independent, impartial, free and confidential.

We typically help local people in later life claim in excess of £2 million in benefit entitlements each year. We can help with benefit entitlements, such as:

  • Pension Credit.
  • Rent/Council Tax rebates.
  • Attendance Allowance.
  • Disability Living Allowance.
  • Carer’s Allowance.
  • Social Fund payments
  • Bereavement benefits.

We can also help with issues such as:

  • Gas and electricity bills.
  • Aids and adaptations.
  • Care at home.
  • Residential care.
  • Other local services and support.

Drop-in sessions

We hold drop-in advice surgeries every Monday and Thursday morning (10am to 12 noon) at Bradbury House, our Nottingham base. No appointment is necessary.

Home visiting service

We can offer home visits to disabled or housebound older people in need of help, or advice related to welfare benefit claims. Where appropriate, we will contact local advice-giving services on your behalf.

Volunteering

The success of the Information and Advice Service depends on the dedicated support of a team of trained volunteers. Contact us, without obligation, if you are interested in joining us.

Money Advice

We could all do with a bit of help sorting out our finances but where do we start?

Information services

We have a wide range of free Age UK information guides and factsheets, including:

  • Managing your money
  • Care homes
  • Health Services
  • Care at home

Contact us for a full list.

We also hold information about useful local projects and services available from the statutory and voluntary/charitable sectors.

What we offer you

  • We strive to offer you information that is accurate and up to date.
  • We can explain the choices you have.
  • We will help you decide what to do, but not force our opinions on you.
  • We may be able to take action on your behalf, if you want us to.
  • If we cannot help you, we may know of others who can.

How we work

  • We will not charge you for our service.
  • You can talk to us in private.
  • We will not make judgements about your life and what you want to do.
  • We will not be influenced by any interests other than yours.
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Nottingham City Council - Clifton Cornerstone

Clifton Cornerstone provides a range of NHS, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes and Community Services all under one roof in the heart of Clifton.

There are also Info points which have a range of leaflets and information on council, housing, local groups and health services. A Payment Desk can take payments for services including Rent, Adult residential services and Council tax.

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Christians Against Poverty

Free, impartial debt counselling service by appointment only.

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Ranskill Investment Club

3rd Wednesday in the month at 8pm.

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Benefits Advice and Information

  • Advice and information on all social security benefits including:
    • Attendance Allowance
    • Disability Living Allowance
    • Pension Credit
    • Carers Allowance
    • Housing and Council Tax Benefit
  • Free confidential home visiting service
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Nottingham and District Pre-Retirement Council

We provide courses covering topics such as health, finance, legal advice, consumer rights, benefits and income tax.  We also offer Peace of Mind courses aimed at those over 65 and those with aged parents.

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Seniorconcessions.co.uk

Seniorconcessions.co.uk helps senior citizens find and benefit from many discounts and other concessions available to them, and encourages businesses to introduce new concessions to this important market.

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2 Shires Credit Union

To be a key player in tackling financial exclusion.

Serves the Bassetlaw area and Bolsover.

For information and a membership pack please call the above number.

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Amanda Harris - your local Will Writer

I am a professional Will Writer and I am offering to give free, no obligation presentations to groups on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. My service is provided in the comfort and privacy of clients? own homes and all work is covered by professional indemnity insurance. I am fully trained in the Mental Capacity Act and can also give assistance with Applications for Deputyship where there is no Lasting Power of Attorney. At the moment I am offering discounts for new clients who can provide testimonials for my website. Please give me a ring or email me for more information. My phone number in 07816 921196.

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Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA)

The Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) provides support to anyone who has served in HM Armed Forces, even just for a day.  Providing advice on benefits, compensation payments, pensions, employment and much more.

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Community Outreach Advisor Service

A brand new FREE and confidential service for older people living in Rushcliffe to help them remain safe, happy and healthy in their own homes.

The Community Outreach Advisor can help older people to access the information, support and services available to them.

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