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Age UK on Portland is based at the old library in Fortuneswell
They provide a range of services to help older people in the community and can provide help and advice to older people and their carers on a variety of topics.
Help includes giving advice on their right to an assessment of their needs, local eligibility criteria and the means-test for both non-residential and residential community care, arrangements for care after discharge from hospital and non-residential care such as: equipment in the home, home care, day centres, meal provision and assistive technology.
They can also provide advice to challenge decisions such as: care assessments, for example, long waits, financial assessments, services provided or the resource allocation system and refusal to provide services or equipment.
For more information contact the team on 01305 269444.