Age UK in Breckland | Rocklands
All aboard! Age UK Norfolk bus offers advice to older people in rural parts of the county
Age UK Norfolk will be touring the south of the county to bring its information and advice services closer to older people and their families in rural areas.
The single-decker bus will travel around the Breckland area of south Norfolk parking at various locations, including local garden centres, village halls and Banham zoo.
Linda Mathews, Information and Advice Manager for Age UK Norfolk, said: We want to make our information and advice as accessible as possible to everyone. The bus will help us to reach older people living in rural locations who may not know about the free services that we can offer them.
The bus allows us to take our advice directly to greater numbers of older people which is great news and means we can help even more people in later life in the county.
There will be two advisers on the bus, who will be equipped to handle queries on anything from paying for care and support to staying healthy.
The bus also has a waiting area with seats and refreshments, as well as a private area for more sensitive or confidential conversations.
The bus will be parking at various locations across Breckland over the next six months.
The bus tour is part of the Planning for Later Life programme, set up in partnership with Prudential, with the objective of providing holistic advice to older people.
Over the next 3 weeks the bus will be at the following locations:
12 August Stock Ferry Community Centre (morning); Weeting Saxon Pub (afternoon)
17 August St.
George Complex, Methwold (morning); Mundford Village Hall (afternoon)
18 August East Harling Youth Centre (morning); Connaught Hall, Attleborough (afternoon)
19 August Hockwold Village Hall (morning); Chequers Pub at Feltwell (afternoon)
24 August Great Hockham Village Hall (morning); Watton Sports Centre (afternoon)
25 August Bressingham Village Hall (morning); Banham Zoo (afternoon)
26 August Stock Ferry Community Centre (morning); Saxon Pub at Weeting (afternoon)
Approximate times: morning 10 12:30; afternoon 13:30 15:30.