Supporting Stevenage & Local Villages
We offer a wide range of free and confidential Information available for the over 50's. We are Friends of AGE UK, but are not to be confused, we are Age Concern Stevenage, a small independent local charity specifically for Stevenage people and surrounding villages.
We hold a very popular Benefits Advice surgery (restarting on 8 July 2021 and monthly thereafter) and a bi-weekly Footcare health clinic. Contact us for appointments.
We also took over the Stevenage Shopmobility service so we have mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire, both for use around the town or to take away for longer holiday periods.
We are run by a loyal family of volunteers that care and are proud to offer the friendly face to face help that so many services and organisations no longer have. If you call during our opening hours a real person even answers the phone!
You can also get your replacement NHS hearing aid batteries from us, book a Britannia coach trip, purchase a RADAR key, a Twiddle Muff, pick up a Lions Medication bottle, a purse bell, walking stick ferrules, drop off your Innocent Smoothie knitted hats, we even have some free wool to enable you to knit more Twiddle Muffs or hats.
We have helpful information on Transport, Carers, money matters such as Attendance allowance, PIP, dementia, health, power of attorney, home care, mobility aids, sheltered housing, community groups, meals on wheels. Come to us with your enquiries: if we haven't got the information, we will find out for you.
We always say "come and take a look", you are bound to find something of interest! You are always welcome to pop in for a browse and chat.
We are COVID-safe - all surfaces are sanitised; we have protective screens at every desk, and sanitiser is available. We encourage wearing of masks (but if you are exempt, we do have the sunflower lanyards available).
Paused at present: we hope to eventually restore our coffee mornings. Do contact us if interested, and we will inform you when reinstated.
Lorna Scardifield, is a S.A.C Dip RFHP registered Foot Health Practitioner that joined us in 2016.
This service is open to any age, it is £27.50 and £5 of each appointment is donated to Age Concern Stevenage which is fantastic.
She specialises in:
Nail Cutting Service
Thickened and Fungal Nails
Corns and Hard Skin Removal
Treatment of Cracked Heels
Ingrown Toe Nails
Diabetic Foot Advice
Mobility Scooter Service
Age Concern Stevenage took over the Stevenage Shopmobility service in 2015.
We have a fleet of scooters and wheelchairs available for hire at £5 per day; or for longer hire (for a deposit of £50 for wheelchairs; £100 for scooters)
Our scooters are extremely easy to use.