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Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK Bedfordshire

Categories: Charities and Trusts, Home Help and Carers, Information Services

Address: 78 -82 Bromham Road, Bedford, Beds, MK40 2QH

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 Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/bedfordshire
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Information and Advice Service Our Bromham Road office in Bedford has a trained team of staff and volunteers who can give independent advice on:

Benefits
Residential and non-residential care
Finding help at home
Finance
Health
Housing issues

We can also arrange home visits to help complete benefit application forms and to assess and assist with other matters, where applicable.

Age UK Bedfordshire is the largest older peoples' charity operating in the county of Bedfordshire. Previously known as Age Concern Bedfordshire we have been helping older people for over 15 years with free, confidential and objective advice to support each individual to live independently in safety and with choices. We work with people over the age of 50, their families, friends and carers. We focus on the individual client to ensure their needs and wishes are met.

Information, Advice and Support Service Our Bromham Road office in Bedford has a trained team of staff and volunteers who can give independent advice on:

Benefits
Residential and non-residential care
Finding help at home
Finance
Health
Housing issues

We can also arrange home visits to help complete benefit application forms and to assess and assist with other matters, where applicable.

Home Help Service Our home helps visit on a regular basis, usually once a week, for an hour or two and can clean, dust, polish, do the laundry, clean the inside of windows, prepare a light meal or go shopping for you.

Gardening Service All of our gardeners are strictly vetted and fully insured. They are all equipped with a lawn mower, hedge trimmer and strimmer, and can carry out work in your garden all year round.

We can arrange fortnightly visits during the main season, and monthly visits during the winter period.

This is a very popular service; we will try our very best to supply you with a gardener at the earliest opportunity. The gardening service is available throughout Bedfordshire.

Handyperson Service The Handyperson service operates throughout Bedfordshire and offers a reliable, friendly and secure welfare service to people over 50 in the County.

Some of the work we undertake:

Painting and decorating
Fitting and supplying grab and stair rails
Fitting and supplying key safes
Light carpentry work
General DIY
Fitting and supplying smoke alarms

Accompanied Shopping Service Age UK Bedfordshire provides a service that helps you - if you are unable to leave your home un-aided - to visit shops, libraries or anywhere else you may wish to go within a five to six mile radius of where you live.

We regret that we cannot accompany you to medical appointments.

Our accompanied shopping team have use of a vehicle and can accompany users on regular weekly shopping visit or one-off outings.

For health and safety reasons there are a few restrictions but we have kept these to the minimum.

Aids & Adaptations We sell several types of aids and adaptations to assist you around the home with everyday tasks and to help you stay independent.

Aids and adaptations we currently stock are:

Folding Walking Stick
Key Turner
Flex Bottle and Jar Opener
Opening Tool
Ring Can Opener
Pill Wallet
Seat Belt Helper
Memory Foam Insoles
Easy Reacher
Rimless Magnifier
Shoehorn and Dressing Aid

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Testimonials

Testimonials are curated by Age UK Bedfordshire and are not independently reviewed or verified.

"It's truly magnificent"

"I cannot put into words the difference having Jim (my gardener) coming around has made to me. My garden
is back to its former glory and I can sit out in the fine weather and lap up the sun. It's truly magnificent"

Mrs W on 3 February 2014

"Nothing is too much trouble."

"What a lovely person. Nothing is too much trouble. I really look forward to seeing her each week."

Mrs O on 27 January 2014

"I am so grateful for all you have done to help me."

"I am so grateful for all you have done to help me. I cannot think of anything else that could have been done better or differently - you were so professional and you have my absolute appreciation and admiration for what you do"

Mrs S on 5 January 2014

"Very helpful,"

"The service has been very helpful, and as Dad's carer it is reassuring to know I have extra support and advice to hand. Age UK Bedfordshire really do seem to care about the elderly and do their best to do as much as they can, provide the elderly with much support and make sure they are given what they need, deserve, and are entitled to"

Mr T on 2 January 2014

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Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday
09:30 to 16:00