National Services & Organisations for Older People:


Age UK.

Free telephone advice service run for older people. Advice on welfare benefits and other general issues.

Tel: 0800 169 6565 Open every day 8am - 7pm. 

Visit the Age UK Hub Page


Warm Front Scheme.  

Advice on grants for cavity-wall and loft insulation, boilers and central heating.

Tel: 0800 316 2805.

Visit the Warm Front Scheme web page for more information



Winter Fuel Payments.

For information on the annual payment for the over 60s.

Tel: 0845 915 1515.

Visit the Winter Fuel Payments web page for more information



National Osteoporosis Society

General enquiries. Tel: 01761 471771.

Helpline. Tel: 08454 500 230. Email:,

Visit their website



 Arthritis Care UK.  Help line service for managing Arthritis. Information leaflets and support.

Contact line. Tel: 08088 004 050. Email:

Visit their website



 SSAFA. National charity helping people in the forces and ex-service people and their families. Confidential Support Line.

Tel: 0800 731 4880. Local contact, Tony Jackson.Tel: 01273 492636.

Visit their website



 Royal British Legion

membership secretary,Graham Daniels. Women’s membership secretary, June Daniels. Tel: 01403 864063.

National Legion line. Tel: 0845 772 5725.

Visit their website