Sources of grants and other financial help and advice
AFTAID – Aid for the Aged in Distress
9 Bonhill Street
Tel: 0870 803 1950
Grants available to older people who are in severe financial need, applications can be made by individuals or by professionals acting on an individual’s behalf.
25 Portview Road
Telephone: 01179 824060 Mon to Fri from 9am to 2.30pm.
Charity Search provides information for people aged over 50 about charities and trusts who may provide financial help. It also gives details of how to apply. You can contact them yourself, or ask someone to do it on your behalf.
18 Avonmore Road
Tel: 020 7605 4200 (General enquiries)
The charity provides a national information and advice service for older people, their families and carers focusing on:
- Social Care, including care at home, in hospital and residential care
- Welfare benefits
- Befriending Services and other social support
For further information and advice contact:
Adviceline on: 0800 319 6789 open Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and 9am – 1pm Saturday, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leonardo Trust
5 Dunyeats Road
Broadstone BH18 8AA
Tel: 01202 698325
Email:email@example.com or http://leonardotrust.org/contact-us/
The Leonardo Trust is an independent charity set up to provide help and support for those who care for another person, full time, in their own home, within Dorset. The Trust may be able to assist with the cost of replacement care for the cared for person, but the main aim is to provide respite and relaxation for the carer whatever age. Following a referral, the trust may be able to help with funding for the carer to help with respite breaks, short holidays through to educational courses, classes, home repairs and improvements. The Leonardo Trust is not a care agency and does not provide care attendants.
The Trust does not help with the provision of equipment for the cared for person or make cash grants to individuals.
Macmillan Advice Service
Cancer can have an impact on your finances through loss of income, lack of knowledge about what benefits you may be entitled to, or just not feeling well enough to deal with all your personal administration and in need of some advice or practical help. Contact the Macmillan Helpline about all things related to cancer on 0800 808 00 00, or go online to download information at:
National Benevolent Fund for the Aged (NBFA)
Email: http://www.nbfa.org.uk/contact/ or firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged was founded to improve the quality of life for older people in the UK who live on a low income. Information and advice available on a range of subjects.
The Pensions Advisory Service
11 Belgrave Road
Helpline: 0800 011 3797
General Office: 020 7630 2250
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) has been assisting members of the public to resolve pension problems since 1983 in various ways either by telephone or written advice, conciliation or by involvement by one of our volunteer professional advisers. The Pensions Advisory Service can also assist you by providing information and general advice on a whole range of pension issues.