Advice Services

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If you are

  • recovering from a stay in hospital
  • living with a long term health condition or disability
  • finding it harder to cope as you get older

you can get practical advice on a wide range of topics, including benefits, health costs, debts, pensions and making a will.

To make sure you are choosing a high quality advice service, look for agencies with the Advice Quality Standand.  You can search for local accredited advice agencies here on the AQS website.

If you need advice about your health, you should always talk to your doctor or nurse. You can also call NHS 111 for health advice and reassurance 24 hours a day.

Many health charities have specialist helplines, run by nurses and trained advisers. Look for a health condition here and then check the websites listed. If you need help, get in touch.

WebsiteWhat can you find on this site?
Age UKYou can get information, advice and support tailored for older people.

There are also local information and advice services in Bradford and district, Lancashire and North Craven. You can visit a drop-in centre, get help by telephone or arrange a home visit.
Citizens Advice BureauYou can get information and advice on benefits, money, work, housing and legal issues.

You can get advice online, by telephone or by visiting your local office:

- Bradford and Airedale Citizens Advice Bureau
- Colne Citizens Advice Bureau
- Craven and Harrogate Districts Citizens Advice Bureau

There are also face-to-face advice sessions in health centres, children's centres and community centres across the local area. You can get advice in various languages.
Community Advice Network Bradford districtThis is a network of local advice charities that give free, independent, confidential advice and information.

You can search the website for services in your area.

You can get help with problems about a wide range of benefits, money, work, housing and legal issues.
GOV.UKYou can get easy access to government information and services. You can get advice on a wide range of topics including:

- Benefits
- Working, jobs and pensions
- Disabled people
NHS Choices: Health costsYou can find out about help with dental costs, eye care charges, prescriptions, travel costs, wigs and fabric supports.