PEOPLE aged over 50 can get free advice and ask an expert questions about benefits they may be entitled to.

Age UK North, South & West Dorset holds regular surgeries in partnership with Dorset Council.

They are one-to-one surgeries, free and by appointment only. Due to the current situation, these surgeries will go ahead on the planned dates but will be by telephone only.

Sessions will operate on the following dates:

Bridport area – Wednesday, August 5

Weymouth area – Thursday, July 9

Dorchester area – Thursdays July 23 & August 27

Lisa Holmes from Age UK North, South & West Dorset said: “We are working in partnership with Dorset Council and can assist older people to access the benefits they are entitled to such as attendance allowance and pension credit.

“If anyone is not sure about the benefits they may be able to claim, I would encourage them to make an appointment at one of our surgeries.

“We are also still offering help to complete benefit forms such as attendance allowance forms over the telephone through our welfare benefits team.”

To book a telephone appointment for Dorchester, Weymouth or Bridport, call Age UK North, South & West Dorset on 01305 269444 or email

For further details of other ways in which Age UK North, South & West Dorset can help you at this time, call 01305 269444 or look at the website: