RESIDENTS over 50 are reminded they can get advice about benefits they may be entitled to and ask questions about wills and power of attorney at free one-to-one surgeries run by Age UK North, South & West Dorset.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, these surgeries will go ahead on pre-planned dates by telephone and will be by appointment only.

Richard Bristow 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 telephone 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, please ring Age UK North, South & West Dorset on 01305 269444 or email