Charity grant will fund advice service

A charity has been awarded a grant to run a ‘Planning for Later Life’ advice service in North Tyneside.

Age UK and the Prudential want to encourage older people in the area to make the most of the personalised advice service designed to help deal with life-changing events such as money matters, bereavement, investigating care needs or moving house.

With support from Prudential, the Age UK service will see trained advisers giving bespoke advice to older people in the borough who are in need of support during times that are particularly challenging in later life.

Age UK North Tyneside will be running the service at The Bradbury Centre in Saville Street West, North Shields, or over the telephone for those unable to attend.

Alternatively, for anyone not able to leave the house, advisors can come to the person’s home.

Rebecca Rutter, information and advice co-ordinator at Age UK North Tyneside, said: “The Planning for Later Life programme offers people in North Tyneside the opportunity to speak to experts about problems which may have resulted from a recent life change such as retirement or a bereavement.

“Advisers will not only help with the immediate problem but will also help to prevent further issues which may happen in the future as a result.”

To organise an advice session with one of Age UK’s advisers, call (0191) 280 8484 or email