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Age UK Camden

Information and advice service:

  • We have drop in advice and information sessions where a trained Advice Officer will help you find your way around accessing advice on the internet and completing online forms such as housing applications and benefit claims.
  • We run 45 minute appointments where you can see an adviser about a more complex issue.
  • We also have a room available where you are able to access a telephone, and the Information Team are on hand to help you contact organisations like the Pension Services, gas and electricity companies and banks to sort out queries and problems.
  • If you cannot get into our offices due to health issues, we can offer you a home visit.

To find out more or book an appointment, please come into our iInformation desk which is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, or call our advice line (Details below). 

Our Services are for Camden Residents over the age of 50, and their carers, friends and family.

We can provide advice on issues such as Benefits & pensions, Help getting social care Transport, Housing issues, Debt and money issues, Carers support and accessing social activities and services ... and much, much more.  

 We run all our our drop-ins and appointments at Tavis House, 1 - 6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.

Other services:

Counselling, advocacy and befriending services (via Good Neighbour schemes), resource centres, volunteering opportunities, Direct Payments support, neighbourhood care, computer training, Bangladeshi elders groups, carers' support, dementia support, nailcutting service, internet shopping service, home service, services for older gay men, lesbians and bisexual and transgender people, gay men's support group, dementia advocacy and much more for older people. Run a small grants fund for older people in need.

Address:
Tavis House, 1 - 6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Umbrella org:
Age UK
Telephone:
020 7837 3777 (Information Line) / 020 7239 0400 (office)
Opening times:
Mon- Fri, 10am – 4pm (information Line), Mon- Fri, 9.15am - 5.15pm (office)
Who is it for:
Camden residents aged 50+
Languages:
Arabic, Bengali, Somali, French, Italian and Spanish.
Disabled access:
Yes
Buses:
168
Train/tube:
Russell Square (tube) , King's Cross, Euston (tube and train)
Sector:
Public

Latest Reviews

21/03/2016 by Corinna

I enjoy attending Age UK Camden’s coffee mornings, they always have interesting speakers and it is a chance to see familiar faces regularly.

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
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
Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Befriending services offer supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people with mental health problems who would otherwise be socially isolated.
Someone who looks after another, either as a job or often through family responsibilities
Counselling can be defined as a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based process of helping persons who are fundamentally psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational issues.
Your GP can refer you for counselling on the NHS.
For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.
The Direct Payments scheme is a UK Government initiative in the field of Social Services that gives users money directly to pay for their own care, rather than the traditional route of a Local Government Authority providing care for them.
Special sheltered/Extra care housing is designed with the needs of frailer older people in mind and with varying levels of care/support available on site. People who live in Extra Care housing have their own self contained homes, their own front doors and a legal right to occupy the property. It is therefore very different from a care home where residents only have a licence to occupy a room. Extra care can help older people remain independent for as long as possible by providing additional care and support in addition to that normally available in sheltered housing. Extra Care can be owned, rented, part-owned/part rented or multi-tenure. The majority of properties are rented and are in schemes managed by Registered social landlords.