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Age UK London Business Directory

The Age UK London Business directory is the first on-line one stop directory to be developed specifically for older people.  The aim of the directory is to make life easier for thousands of older people, their carers, families or friends who will be looking for products and services tailored to their needs

Umbrella org:
Age UK
Telephone:
0800 334 5056
Sector:
Voluntary

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The Equality Act 2010 (EA) gives disabled people important rights of access to everyday services. Service providers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments to premises or to the way they provide a service. Sometimes it just takes minor changes to make a service accessible.
Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
Contact Wandsworth Social Service Access Team 020 8871 7707. Access Team take referrals for Occupational Therapy assessment which is the starting point for getting a whole range of free adaptations.
Carers come from all backgrounds and can be any age. Caring can be rewarding, but it can be difficult too. Here are ten important things that any carer should know to help with their caring role and make sure they get the support they are entitled to.
Carers come from all backgrounds and can be any age. Caring can be rewarding, but it can be difficult too. Here are ten important things that any carer should know to help with their caring role and make sure they get the support they are entitled to.
Information about Chiropody, Podiatry and general footcare within the borough, including services that can visit you at home.
IT can be a bit misunderstood. Some people claim to hate computers, but is this just because they scare or confuse them? When you first get started learning the basics of IT, you might start to find that doing everyday tasks with the help of your computer is really satisfying! There are many training courses available many aimed at beginners.
Day trips are available to elderly people by contacting various reputable organisations on our website.These are often at dicounted rates and carers are always available to provide help to those in need of assistance.
Dentists are available in all boroughs and are part of the NHS.It is easy to contact your local dentist and will be given an assessment of your needs and can be seen on a regular basis.
There are many different companies who can provide electricity to your household.By contacting these various companies you can find out which organisation and there payment schemes suits you best.You will also be able to get help with your bills and find out which payment option is most suitable
You may be having difficulty carrying out daily tasks and activities, such as, getting on and off the toilet, getting out of bed or you are having difficulties because of your illness such as not being able to turn in bed or get to the toilet. If these things are a problem, you may find that with specialist advice, equipment or having changes made to your home (adaptations), you will be able to manage these things more easily and be more independent.
The Community Legal Service (CLS) brings together legal aid solicitors, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Law Centres, local authority services and other organisations in local networks. It ensures that people can get information and advice about their legal rights and help with enforcing them.
People in need of gardening services can contact AGE UK who have reputable,police verified gardeners who can provide a regular service in order to improve the look of your garden.

Gas

There are many different energy companies which can be contacted to see which one offers the most cost-effective service to supply gas to your home.
Hairdressing services are available to the elderly on a home visit basis and can be accessed through Age UK Croydon.
AGE UK can offer help in finding reputable and police checked handy people who can assist in completing small jobs needed in a persons home.
Home repair involves the diagnosis and resolution of problems in a home, and is related to home maintenance to avoid such problems. Home Maintenance provides Painting, Decorating, Carpentry, Tiling, Plastering, Bathroom, Kitchen, Bricklaying, Garden, Plumbing and Electrical problems
Advice on ways of keeping your house secure, by making sure doors and windows are locked,there is adequate lighting and making sure no valuable items are on show.There is also information on external companies who can install security devices such as alarms,better strength locks and security lights.
Eighty per cent of energy used in homes is for heating. Turning down your thermostat, installing good insulation and getting a more efficient boiler can help cut your fuel bills and your carbon emissions. Financial support is also available to make your home more energy efficient.
All library branches provide Internet browsing, email and word processing ... Computers are available for use in the library free of charge. You may use a computer by using your own library card. Use is restricted by time allotment and you must also sign
In the common law, legal advice is the giving of a formal opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law by an officer of the court (such as solicitor or barrister), ordinarily in exchange for financial or other tangible compensation.
If you are thinking about moving property a lot of details need to be finalised.If it is owned by the local authority you will have to deal with them directly,or if privately owned speak to estate agents,solicitors and the person/s vacating the property etc.
This encompasses the movement of household goods from one property to another or into storage.
In an emergency water supplier should keep you informed about service disruptions. Contact the industry regulators if you need to complain about the way a supplier handled an emergency situation. Water UK lists contact details you can use if your water supply is cut off.