There may be occasions when you require formal advice and assistance and where an advocate may be helpful to deal with issues such as; debt, welfare benefits advice or housing law.
The following organisations provide free advice and assistance:
|South Lakes Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB)||
CAB provide an advocacy service, including advice on:
Telephone: 03444 111 444
|Age UK||Age UK provides a variety of services covering a range of topics for older people, their family members and carers. Telephone: 030 300 30003|
Independent Age is a charitable organisation which provides telephone advice only to older people and their families.
This can include:
Helpline is freephone: 0800 319 6789, Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, and Saturday, 9am to 1pm, (closed Sundays and bank holidays).
|Compass in Cumbria||
Compass is an online way of finding information and linking charitable organisations with adult social care and health.
Kendal Gateway is a hub for information and a location for events and activities;
The Gateway Centre (located with Captain French Surgery)
Gillinggate Centre, Kendal.
Drop in Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm
Telephone: 01539 792 019
There is a local resource centre in Ulverston open from 9.30am to 4pm;
19 - 21 New Market Street, Ulverston.
Telephone: 030 300 30003
|The Elderly Accommodation Counsel||
For information and advice on care, housing and financial options.
This online service also has a ‘self-help’ tool available to help think about your own home and how well does your home suit you?