Our free I&A service
Age Concern Hampshire’s information and advice service offers independent, impartial and confidential support to people over 50; their friends, family and carers. Our volunteer advisors help with enquiries on everything from residential care to gardening, benefits to local clubs and activities. They can talk clients through their options and provide factsheets and leaflets on a wide range of topics. The service is based in three main offices, Winchester, Basingstoke and Havant, but Age Concern Hampshire works hard to reach people right across the county through its outreach service.
Free phone information and advice line
speak to our volunteers on free phone 0800 328 7154 between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. The service is for members of the public and professionals; we cover the whole of Hampshire with the exception of Southampton and Portsmouth unitary authorities. Or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop in facility
appointments can be made or clients can drop in any time between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday to see an advisor. Appointments can also be made to obtain help with filling out benefits forms. Please call 0800 328 7154.
we have an information and advice bus that tours the county providing an opportunity for more people to speak to us face to face. We also hold lots of information events and surgeries through the year; please see news and events for the latest in your area.
Age Concern Hampshire is committed to working in partnership with other organisations. We welcome their involvement in our work and believe that combining forces makes us stronger. If you would like us to support your organisation at a local event or would like to work with us please contact us on 01962 868545.
members of the information and advice team can come and talk to local groups and organisations about our services. Please call 01962 868545 and ask for a talk request form.
Seminars and courses
Pre-retirement seminars are held over two days and are aimed at those approaching retirement or who have just retired. Topics covered include health, planning and preparing for retirement and finances. Retirement can last as long as your working life and there are many factors to consider to make sure that you get the best out of it.
Residential Care information days are aimed at those considering residential care for themselves or for someone they know. Topics covered include how to find the correct care, the advantages and disadvantages of residential care, options to fund residential care, coming out of hospital, and power of attorney.
Please call 01962 868545 for further information on these courses.