Advocacy Service

Advocacy service for older people in Milton Keynes

What does it do?

Our advocates try to provide the sort of support that a kind and competent relative would provide.

Helping you to help yourself
Sometimes we feel our age is a barrier and people don't listen as well as they ought to.
As we get older it may become more difficult to deal with things we used to take in our stride, perhaps because of failing physical or mental health.
We will try to help you. If we are unable to help we will suggest someone who can.
 
A confidential service
We try to help anyone aged over 60 years and living in Milton Keynes, either in the community or in a care home.
An advocate will usually visit you in your own home, but you can come to an appointment at our office if you prefer.
Don't let a problem get you down - get in touch!

We can obtain and explain relevant information and help you think through your options.
We will support you in any action you decide to take and can act and speak on your behalf if you wish.
 
What is worrying you?
Financial worries, housing difficulties, consumer issue, Health care problems, complaints procedures, community care provision, Disputes with utility providers
 
Practical support
We can make telephone calls, write letters, complete forms, We can accompany you on visits to the doctor or solicitor or other professional.
 
Support at care reviews
We can obtain information for you, write letters on your behalf and listen – sometimes it helps just to talk a situation through with someone who is independent.
 
We aim to help you receive the services you are entitled to and achieve a better quality of life.

Who it is for?

We try to help anyone aged over 60 years and living in Milton Keynes, either in the community or in a care home.

Where it is available?

Local service (Milton Keynes).

How to access or apply for it:

Information line
Tel: 01908 550700
Mon to Fri 9am - 4pm
 
CMK Drop-in Centre
CMK Drop-in Centre is on the first floor of the Food Centre in Central Milton Keynes (above Iceland).
 
Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 1pm for free, independent advice. No appointment necessary.

Free legal advice
Two local firms of solicitors kindly provide a free advice session for older people on making a will, as well as answering questions about probate and enduring powers of attorney: first Wednesday of the month 10am to 3pm, and third Thursday of the month 1-3pm at our CMK Drop-in Centre.
 
 
The Peartree Centre
1 Chadds Lane
Peartree Bridge
MK6 3EB
 
Telephone advice Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm 01908 550700.
 
  
Woburn Sands
The Institute
High Street
Woburn Sands
MK17 8SD
Tel: 01908 582033
 
Open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am - 12.30pm. No appointment necessary.
 
  
Olney
16/18 High Street
Olney
MK46 4BB
Tel: 01234 712 334
 
Open Monday to Friday 10am - 12.30pm.  No appointment necessary.
 
  
Stony Stratford
23 High Street
MK11 1AA
Tel: 01908 560 822
 
Open 10am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday. No appointment necessary.
A solicitor provides free legal advice every Wednesday 1-3pm
Advice and support from Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) on the first Friday of the month 2-4pm
 
 
Bletchley Home Store
43 Queensway
Bletchley
MK2 2DR
 
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 12.30pm.  No appointment necessary.  Ring 01908 647 513 or call into the shop.
A solicitor provides free legal advice on Tuesdays 2-4pm.

No endorsement of third party services should be inferred.

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Info last updated:

05/07/2013
Provider
1 Peartree Centre Chadds Lane, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK6 3EB