07 Oct

Age UK North Tyneside winter support services

Age UK North Tyneside has launched a new Winter is Coming campaign to raise awareness of the services they offer that can support people in North Tyneside aged 50+ to ensure that they are taking advantage of the benefits and services they are entitled to. Age UK North Tyneside’s professionally qualified Information and Advice team provides friendly and unbiased advice, free of charge, on a huge number of issues relevant to older people. Last year the service leveraged over £1.7m in unclaimed benefits.

A few examples are:

  • Free Benefit Check
  • Winter fuel payment
  • Cold weather payment
  • Warm Home discount
  • Energy Companies Obligation Scheme ECO
  • Switch your suppliers for cheaper rates
  • Green Home Grants Scheme
  • Home improvement – insulation grants
  • Local Authority support
  • Priority Services Register-Utility providers
  • How to avoid Winter related scams
  • Tax Aid- support with tax returns
  • Tyne & Wear Fire Brigade FREE Winter home checks
  • IT skills support and employability skills

So if you need Information or Advice on any of these topics and more, call 0191 280 84 84.