Carers Support

Age Concern Birmingham works in partnership with Forward Carers to deliver the Birmingham Carers Hub. Please follow the link below to Birmingham Carers Hub:

Birmingham Carers Hub

Financial Advice

Contact Age Concern Birmingham for Financial Advice through Co-operative Wealth, who can help you make the most from your money – whether you have savings, investments or pensions. Co-operative Wealth can help with solutions for all, regardless of age, lifestyle or financial situation.

Initial consultation free of charge
Explore opportunities to meet your financial and lifestyle goals.
Take control of your financial future.
Support your chosen charity with a donation from Co-operative Wealth.

Equity Release

A record numbers of UK property owners agree there’s never been a better time to find out how much value could be freed up from your home.

If you are an over-55 UK homeowner, why not find out today if your equity could be the key to making your financial ambitions a reality.

advant~age have partnered with award-winning equity release specialists Responsible Equity Release

Find out how much equity you could release with their no obligation, FREE to use, online calculator. Results within seconds, no credit checks required. They will send you a copy of their guide via post and email.

Click here for our Equity Release Calculator

How Does Equity Release Work?

There is more than one way to release equity from your property.

Some people will decide to sell and downsize, but what if you don’t want to let go of your home?

A Lifetime Mortgage could be the answer.

  • If you’re a homeowner aged 55 or over your house value may mean you are asset rich
  • With a lifetime mortgage you could choose to release a portion of this built up value
  • And release tax-free capital in a safe and flexible way

Equity release with a Lifetime Mortgage allows homeowners to take advantage of the value of their home while retaining full ownership.

If you are looking for a way to harness the potential of your property wealth, then why not have a free, no-obligation discussion with a member of Responsible’s Information Team.

Call: 0800 047 8448 quote Age Concern Birmingham

Or pop in to us and we can refer your details across for someone to contact you, or via email to info@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk

 

Why is equity release so popular:

Equity release provides a way to access that wealth, without selling your property. There are many reasons more and more UK homeowners are exploring this option:

  • The cash you release is tax-free
  • You retain full ownership of your home
  • No need to make monthly repayments
  • And you can access your property wealth to spend as you please

Customers choose to release equity for many reasons:

Home or garden improvements – Paying off an existing mortgage* – Buying a new car or caravan – Helping with day to day costs – A holiday of a lifetime – Paying off credit cards – Gifting money to loved ones – Paying for at home care

Why Responsible Equity Release

Responsible Equity Release have been providing the nation’s over-55 homeowners with quality later life financial solutions since 2010.

Like us, they are passionate about what they do and combine modern financial solutions with good old-fashioned customer service. They work with a number of charities under the advant~age banner and are proud to provide financial advice on how to build a fulfilling retirement.

Responsible Equity Release have a nationwide team of equity release experts on hand, ready to discuss your needs and wants for your financial future. All the providers they recommend are approved by the Equity Release Council, meaning that all customer-focused safeguards come as standard.

EldiCare Project

The EldiCare Project aims at anticipating the skills needs of elder-caregivers and a more tech-oriented and innovative approach in training.

EldiCare Website

Neighbourhood Network Schemes

Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme

We are creating a map of all of the community assets and activities in the Sutton Coldfield constituency, which can help people aged 50+ to lead independent, happy and healthy lives.

Community assets are individuals, groups or organisations who are doing something or delivering an activity, project or service in a neighbourhood setting which older people can benefit from. This can be anything from a lunch club to a line dancing class, befriending to benefits advice, or a support group or sewing club, as long as it meets one of our five outcomes:

  • Social participation
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Maximised income
  • Living independently in their own homes
  • Carers feel more supported

As well as mapping community assets, we are also working with them to sustain and grow the activities and services they offer to citizens aged 50+ in the local area. We can offer a range of support around issues such as marketing and promotion, volunteering, governance and fundraising, and we are also in the process of developing a micro and small grants scheme to commission activity that:

  1. builds the community offer and/or
  2. makes it more accessible for older people to access, or
  3. develops the skills and capacity of a community asset

The Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme is delivered in partnership between Age Concern Birmingham and Compass Support. For more information, or a conversation about how you can get involved, please contact us on 0121 362 3661 or email NNS@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk

For a searchable list of community assets in Sutton Coldfield, and the wider Birmingham area, please visit: Birmingham.connecttosupport.org

Grant Assistance

Age Concern Birmingham manages Trust Funds on behalf of the following Trusts:

 

If you feel you meet the criteria detailed in the links above and to apply please contact Age Concern Birmingham by email on info@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk

Baron Davenport Twice Yearly Grant

Age Concern Birmingham administers a twice yearly grant on behalf of the Trust for single women on low income who are struggling to manage financially on a weekly basis. Applicants to be aged 60 years or over and either be a widow, a spinster or divorced, Applicants must live alone and have lived in Birmingham for at least five years.

William Dudley Trust

Applicants must be residents of Birmingham and there is no age limit. The Fund may assists those who are or have been in business or trade within the boundaries of the City of Birmingham, those who are in conditions of poverty and where assistance is not replacing public funds.

For more information please call us on 0121 362 3650, email us at info@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk, or visit the contact us page. 

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