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Age UK Free Benefits and Will Surgeries

Free Benefits Surgeries

Age UK North, South & West Dorset holds regular surgeries where anyone over 50 can come and ask an expert questions about benefits they may be entitled to.

Working in partnership with Dorset Council, these benefit advice sessions are one-to-one surgeries, free and by appointment only.  Due to the current situation, these surgeries will go ahead on the planned dates but will be by telephone only.

Sessions will operate on the following dates:

  • Bridport area – Wednesdays 1 July & 5 August
  • Weymouth area – Thursday 9 July
  • Dorchester area – Thursdays 23 July & 27 August

Lisa Holmes from Age UK North, South & West Dorset said: “We are working in partnership with Dorset Council and can assist older people to access the benefits they are entitled to such as attendance allowance and pension credit.

“If anyone is not sure about the benefits they may be able to claim, I would encourage them to make an appointment at one of our surgeries.

“We are also still offering help to complete benefit forms such as attendance allowance forms over the telephone through our welfare benefits team.”

To book a telephone appointment for Dorchester, Weymouth or Bridport, please ring Age UK North, South & West Dorset on 01305 269444 or email Lisa: lholmes@ageuknswd.org.uk

For further details of other ways in which Age UK North, South & West Dorset can help you at this time, please telephone 01305 269444 or look at the website: ageuk.org.uk/northsouthwestdorset/

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Holmes, Head of Information, Advice and Care, Age UK North, South & West Dorset

Phone: 01305 269444 Email: lholmes@ageuknswd.org.uk

About Age UK North, South & West Dorset

Age UK North, South & West Dorset is a local charity supporting older people in Dorchester & the surrounding area to live fulfilling and active lives. We provide a wide range of services and activities thanks to the ongoing support of the local community through the money and time given by our donors and volunteers.

For more information visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northsouthwestdorset/


Question a legal expert over the phone for free

Age UK North, South & West Dorset, in partnership with local solicitors, is holding a free over the phone service for anyone over 50 to ask an expert questions about wills, power of attorney, property and finances.

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, these surgeries will go ahead on pre-planned dates by telephone and will be by appointment only.

Dates for the next surgeries in partnership with Nantes Solicitors are:

  • Weymouth area – Wednesdays 1 July & 5 August
  • Bridport area – Wednesdays 15 July & 19 August

Dates for the next surgery in partnership with Blanchards Bailey Solicitors are:

  • Shaftesbury area – Wednesdays 22 July & 26 August
  • Dorchester area – 11 August

Date for the next surgeries in partnership with Humphries Kirk Solicitors are:

  • Wareham area – Thursdays 30 July & 27 August
  • Dorchester area – Friday 3 July

To book a telephone appointment, please ring Age UK North, South & West Dorset on 01305 269444 or email Lisa: lholmes@ageuknswd.org.uk

For further details of other ways in which Age UK North, South & West Dorset can help you at this time, please telephone 01305 269444 or look at the website: ageuk.org.uk/northsouthwestdorset/

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Holmes, Head of Information, Advice and Care, Age UK North, South & West Dorset

Phone: 01305 269444 Email: lholmes@ageuknswd.org.uk

About Age UK North, South & West Dorset

Age UK North, South & West Dorset is a local charity supporting older people in North, South & West Dorset to live fulfilling and active lives. We provide a wide range of services and activities thanks to the ongoing support of the local community through the money and time given by our donors and volunteers.

For more information visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northsouthwestdorset/

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