Information & Advice

Age UK Essex free and impartial Information and Advice service

What does it do?

Age UK Essex operates a free Information & Advice service dealing with all issues affecting older people. Our trained staff have access to specialist advice on enquiries such as:
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Residential and Nursing Home Care
  • Housing
  • Social CareConsumer Affairs
  • Local information about activities, clubs, and services throughout Essex
Information to help yourself

Information sheets

Please go to our website, , and browse the library at Age UK of information sheets and fact sheets and download any that may be useful to you.If you would prefer us to send you a paper copy please contact us and we will be pleased to post you your leaflets.

Useful organisations 

There are a large number of organisations that may be able to assist you in resolving your problem.  We have included the details of some of them in our organisation library.  If you need more information please contact our advice and information team who will be pleased to assist you.

Clubs and Groups

We maintain a register of clubs and groups in the county.  If you are looking for a club or group to join please look at our register to see what is available near you.  Please contact our Advice and Information team if you can not find what you are looking for as it is possible that a club may not be on our register.  We can also record your interest and potentially help to start a club or group if enough people have also shown an interest.

Who it is for?

for older people in Essex

Where it is available?

Local service (Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock, Uttlesford, Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Rochford).

What it costs:

the service is free

How to access or apply for it:

Contact our Information & Advice team based at our head office in Chelmsford:
Phone: 01245 346106
Write or visit: 112 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6LF


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