Sources of grants and other financial help and advice
AFTAID – Aid for the Aged in Distress
25 City Road
Tel: 0870 803 1950
Fax: 0870 803 2128
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.
Bristol, BS11 9TW
Telephone: 01179 824060 Mon to Fri from 9am to 2pm.
Charity Search provides information for older people 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.
6 Avonmore Road
Tel: 020 7605 4200 (General enquiries)
Fax: 020 7605 4201
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: 0845 262 1863 open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
The Leonardo Trust
5 Dunyeats Road
Broadstone BH18 8AA
Tel: 01202 698325
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 from a Social Worker or other Health Care Professional help may be offered to enable the carer to take a break. The trust will either fund replacement care, a place at a Day Centre so the carer can have some free time, a complete break away, or other recreational activities for the carer. 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 Poole and Bournemouth Welfare Benefits Advice Service
This service provides welfare benefits and income maximisation for people with cancer. The service is delivered through home visits and bureau appointments as well as Outreach at Lewis Manning Hospice and Bournemouth Hospital. Operates in Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas, for more details contact:
Leigh Nelson or Ros Dignan on 01202 644473
National Benevolent Fund for the Aged (NBFA)
32 Buckingham Palace Road
Tel: 020 7828 0200
Fax: 020 7828 0400
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. NBFA does this by providing direct,
practical assistance through the provision of free emergency alarms, free TENS pain relief machines as well as organising free holidays and day trips.
The Pensions Advisory Service
11 Belgrave Road
Tel: 0845 601 2923 – Helpline open 9am-5pm Mon to Fri.
Helpline for Women: 0845 600 0806
Helpline for Self-Employed: 0845 602 7021
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.
Universal Beneficent Society – UBS
6 Avonmore Road
London, W14 8RL
Telephone: 020 7605 4200
Fax: 020 7605 4201
For older people aged over 70 on low incomes. Providing quarterly payments, emergency grants, bedding, Christmas cards and hampers to ensure peace of mind and security. UBS keep in regular contact with telephone calls and visits. Beneficiaries are usually referred through organisations such as the DSS, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Age Concern.