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Advocacy services

The following organisations provide free advice and assistance to bother older people and their families or carers:

Organisations Service provided
South Lakes Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB)

CAB provide an advocacy service, including advice on:

  • housing law
  • debt
  • welfare law
Age UK Age UK provides a variety of services covering a range of topics for older people, their family members and carers. 
Independent Age

Independent Age is a charitable organisation which provides telephone advice only to older people and their families.

This can include:

  • care and support
  • money and benefits
  • health and mobility
  • signpost to local agencies
Compass in Cumbria

Compass is an online way of finding information and linking charitable organisations with adult social care and health.

Kendal Gateway

Kendal Gateway is a hub for information and a location for events and activities.

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?

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