Older Adults

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Age UK

Free confidential and independent advice to assist with everything from money, benefits, housing, residential and nursing care, family and personal matters, living independently, community support, tackling isolation, eating well, dementia, staying healthy, social activities and services such as personal alarms, help with insurance, a handyman service, funeral plans and energy bills, befriending services, among others.


Blaby Ageing Well

Links to services such as an ageing well guide, community transports, good neighbour schemes, keeping active and dementia support.


Blaby District council

Keep up with news and services local to you on the Blaby district council website.


Blaby Staying Healthy

Blaby District Staying Healthy Partnership aims to provide a co-ordinated, innovative and evidence-based approach to health improvement in Blaby District. This is a general resource available for all.


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice gives people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. Our network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Services include benefits, work, debt and money, consumer, housing, family, law and courts, immigration, health and more.


Community Transport

Lutterworth – http://www.volunteer-lutterworth.org.uk/transport_define.html

Blaby – http://www.commbus.org.uk/

Daily Living and Disability Aids

Supplier of mobility equipment and disability aids, including shower seats and chairs/bathroom aids, eating and drinking aids, health aids and personal care products, household aids, bedroom and seating aids incontinence products and mobility aids all available to purchase.


Department of Work and Pensions – Applying for Benefits

Guidance on what benefits are available, criteria and how to apply can be found on the gov.uk website on the following link.


Extra Care Housing Support for Independent Living

Links to supported housing for older people (over 55’s) in the Blaby District (Birch Court and Oak Court) plus Waterside Court in Loughborough and other extra care schemes.


First Contact Plus

Displays contacts for information, advice and support in Leicestershire. Some of the topics include health improvements (smoking, alcohol/drug awareness, active lifestyles, weight management, sexual health, mental health), falls advice, feeling safe, living independently, money/debt advice, work/learning, families and relationships and your home.


Harborough District Council

The Harborough District Council website contains a lot of useful information, latest news and events as well as services available to you.


Independent Age

Website providing advice and support for older age covering topics such as money, housing options, health, personal life, support and care and future.  Also offer regular calls and/or visits from trained and checked volunteers for free for a chat/friendship in order to help combat loneliness.


Leicestershire County Council – Adult Social Care

Adult social care services provides support in a wide range of ways including protecting adults at risk, supported accommodation and care homes, assessment and eligibility for care and support, looking after someone, working in care, mental health, transport for older and disabled people and living independently at home.


Leicestershire County Council – Eating Well

You can learn about healthier eating for you and your family as well get great tips for losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. Advice includes for adults, pregnancy and teens amongst other key information.


Leicestershire Warm Homes

Community based fuel poverty project with help and advice on how to make your home as warm and as healthy as possible.


Market Harborough Welcome Club

Social centre for over 60’s on Thursday afternoons, with various games and activities including fun bingo.  Coach trips available in the summer. 



Charity organisation committed to tackling the problem of loneliness in older people over the age of 75 who are on their own.  They work within local communities, setting up regular social gatherings (tea parties) for small groups of people.  Checked/trained volunteer drivers can provide transport to/from the Sunday afternoon tea parties for free and will accompany them to the event at no cost.


Royal Voluntary Service

The Royal Voluntary Service provide patient transport for essential appointments and visits to and from hospital, GP or other medical appointment where confidence or mobility issues can make it difficult or impossible to use public transport, or if people live in rural areas with limited transport. Volunteers provide company and support to people get to/from appointments and can be there to help check patients in and wait with patients before returning home. Volunteers can also take a carer if that helps.


Seated Exercise Classes

Gentle, seated exercise classes for older adults to help improve mobility and flexibility and strengthen muscles.

Lutterworth – http://www.ageconcernlutterworth.org.uk/exercise-class/

Leicester – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/our-services/helping-you-stay-healthy-and-well/gentle-and-seated-exercise/


Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people (aged 55 and over) offering telephone friendship matching volunteers with older people based on their interests.  Also help to connect people with local services in their area.


Steady Steps – Falls Prevention Class

An exercise programme to develop strength and balance for people over the age of 65 who are at risk of falling or have fallen less than 3 times in the past 12 months.


StepChange Debt Charity

Free, confidential, expert debt advice online or over the phone, with guidance for best debt solutions and support as long as is needed.


VASL- Market Harborough based Carer support

VASL is a local charity based in Market Harborough, providing services and projects to improve the lives of people in our community. These include support for family carers, young carers, older people who are lonely and isolated, providing volunteer transport to get people out and about, and activities and information to increase mental well-being. We are a volunteer-involving organisation and most of our work is delivered by trained volunteers.