Age UK Buckinghamshire
Age UK Buckinghamshire
Public phone: 01296 431 911
Website URL: http://www.ageukbucks.org.uk
Service offered: We offer a range of services for older people in Buckinghamshire, aimed at supporting them achieve and maintain their independence. We have a number of free services: Our Information and Advice line offers free and impartial advice on all issues concerning older people, their families and carers. Our Befriending Service aims to help prevent social isolation by matching trained volunteers with older people and offering weekly social contact. Our new BOOST service is also aimed at preventing isolation but with the emphasis on supporting older people to reengage with community based or peer to peer activities, working towards them accessing these independently. This is a time limited service of 6 months. The Welfare Benefits Service supports older people in Bucks with claiming key benefits such as Attendance Allowance and ensuring they are in receipt of all the benefits they are entitled to. We now also deliver the Hospital Discharge Support Service, which helps people get home after a hospital stay from Stoke Mandeville and Wexham Park hospitals (referral for this is via the hospital discharge teams). This service can also support people living in the community with practical support for a maximum of six weeks whilst they recover, to prevent hospital admission. We also have some chargeable services that are aimed at supporting older people to live independently, by introducing referenced freelance agents in a number of services: Housekeeping (Cleaning & Ironing), Toe nail cutting, Hairdressing, Computer training, Handyperson and Gardening.
Target group: Older people (60+) and their families.
Area served: The county of Buckinghamshire excluding Milton Keynes
How to contact: Drop In, phone (01296 431911), email or write. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm
Monday: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Friday: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Wheelchair access: Yes - full
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Parking available. Ramped entrance.
Languages other than English:
Charity number: 1139423
Year established: 1945
Public transport: Aylesbury train station - 30 minutes walk. Buses 3, 9.
Record last checked: 14 August 2023