formally Citizen’s Advice Bureau. The Advice Centre (in conjucntion with the Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group) also provide visit service for people who are unable to attend the advice centre offices. Ask any member of staff at your local GP surgery to refer you for a home visit.

We give free, confidential and impartial advice to older people in North Tyneside and their carers. We can help with: Welfare benefits, Pension, Tax and other financial matters Housing and property Health etc. Contact: Age UK North Tyneside, Bradbury Centre, 13 Saville Street West, North Shields, NE29 6QP. Tel: 0191 280 8484.

The Information and Advice service is open to people over 50, their families and carers and gives advice on a wide variety of topics including welfare benefits money matters housing; residential/non-residentia…Contact: Age UK Northumberland, The Round House, Lintonville Parkway, Ashington, NE63 9JZ. Tel: 0845 140 00 88.