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AGE UK Lindsey provide practical and general support services for older people in the North Lincolnshire area. Their services include benefits advice, befriending, home security and a handyman service. They have two offices in North Lincs.

 Scunthorpe office, 34a Crosby Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 6SF. Tel: 01724 849819Barton office, 31 High Street, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5PD. Tel: 01652 636208 Email: info@ageuknorthlincs.org.uk. 

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Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with arthritis, living with it for some time or think you may have the early signs, Arthritis Care are there for you. Their helpline is a free, confidential service, which is open to anyone affected by arthritis. Locally Arthritis Care meet on the last Monday of each month at 7.30pm at Alvingham Road Day Centre, Scunthorpe, DN16 2DP.

 Locally contact Margaret on 01724 782238 or 01724 735262. Nationally Telephone: 0808 800 4050 or email

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The UK's leading dementia support and research charity, for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They provide information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia, and invest in world-class research with the ultimate goal of defeating it. Alzeimer's Society are the first point of contact for anyone dealing with dementia - whether they are worried about dementia or have it themselves, are a family member or carer, or a health or social care professional.

 Tel: 01724 848594 or Email 

  North Lincolnshire Adult Information Hub

Adult information Hub (Formally know as Connect to support) is an online service designed to help vulnerable adults live in their own homes longer. Increasingly, people are living longer and want to live independently and not go into care homes. North Lincolnshire Council is assisting these people by changing the way it delivers services to vulnerable adults. It aims to be the first place that anyone who needs information on care and support locally will go. It supports people to make an informed choice about service providers and the support that they may need. 

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Working with Carers to ensure they receive the right support and information at the right time, enabling Carers to carry on looking after their loved ones, friends and neighbours.

Telephone: 01652 650585 or email. View a copy of their newsletter  Caring News.



Foresight (North East Lincolnshire) Limited operates throughout North and North East Lincolnshire to meet the needs and requirements of people with a disability, their families and carers. The organisation promotes active citizenship assisting to remove the barriers to social exclusion. Foresight works to improve the quality of life for its service users, building confidence and combating disadvantage. By the provision of new opportunities, raising awareness and partnership working we address the stigma and myths surrounding the disability and break down barriers enabling individuals to lead a full and independent lifestyle. There are a range of adult learning courses and childrens activities at the day centre.

The Scunthorpe centre is located on 45 Minster Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7EP. You can contact them via telephone on 01724 271381 

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Magic Moments is a registered charity set up to support children with autism and aspergers. To help make their dreams a reality. They have a sensory room, a computer area and a play area. Their vision for the future is to have a purpose built centre to provide respite accommodation and much much more!

1 Market Hill, Scunthorpe, North Lincs, DN15 6SS  Tel: 01724 84863  Email 


The Stroke Association provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support in the aftermath of a stroke. They begin working with a stroke survivor and their family immediately following a stroke, and will continue to provide the support people need, for as long as they need it – within their own homes and back into the community. The service offers:- life after stroke support, home visits, leaflets, factsheets and information about Life after Stroke grants and benefits, help with returning to work, assistance with accessing local leisure and social activities, support for carers and links to other organisations and networks.

Unit 19B, Queensway Business Park, Dunlop Way, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RN  Tel: 01724 851203  Email 

Talking News Federation

Talking Newspaper

This is a chance for people who are blind and partially sighted to listen to the news. The Scunthorpe Telegraph is available daily.

If you wish to become a member you can contact Edward Buckley on 01724 840211. 


Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis is a national charity which supports individuals and their families who suffer with arthritis. 

They can help to provide information about the illness, and they also have groups across the country where people can share their experiences and support one another.

The Scunthorpe branch meet on the last Tuesday of every monthh between 2-4pm at the address below.

Address: Central Community Centre, Lindum Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6QU

Telephone: 0300 7900 400

Email: enquiries@versusarthritis.org




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