Letters: Lucy Harmer, January 15, 2016

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Since the Christmas break Independent Age, the older people’s charity, has received a number of calls from concerned relatives of older people worried about how their mum, dad, elderly aunt or uncle are coping at home on their own after spending time with them during the festive period.

We want to make sure your readers in the East of England know about the range of five free “Wise Guides” they can access which offer expert advice to older people, their families and carers. The “Extra help at home” guide provides tips on how to live independently as an older person, including how to get help with everyday tasks such as shopping or finding a cleaner, how to find out what benefits you might be entitled to and how to make your home safer. Anyone in the East of England can order a free copy of “Extra help at home” or any of the Independent Age Wise Guides by calling Freephone 0800 319 6789 or ordering online at www.independentage.org. The Guides are also all available to download for free via the Independent Age website.

Lucy Harmer

Director of Services, Independent Age