Independent Age Independent Age provides free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness, and especially issues following bereavement. The charity also uses the knowledge and insight gained from frontline services to challenge poor care and campaign for a fair deal for older people – a reasonable standard of living, fair access to information and an opportunity to contribute to their communities. Using volunteers, friendship services to relieve loneliness and isolation following bereavement are available. These are delivered through phone calls, visits, telephone discussion groups and more, enabling older people to feel more connected to their local community. To find out more, call 0800 319 6789. WEBSITE LINK HELPINE: Freephone 0800 319 6789, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-6:30pm, and Saturday, 9am-1pm, (closed Sundays and bank holidays) EMAIL your query to [email protected] Information, guides and advice leaflets Independent Age provide information for older people, their families and carers by distributing free printed advice guides and leaflets. Topics include money, support and care, housing options, health, personal life and future planning.