OLDER people in North East Wales have accessed a range of benefits totalling £228,000, thanks to the efforts of Age Concern.
Age Concern North East Wales has helped claim £100,000 for people in Wrexham and £128,000 for people in Flintshire between April 1, 2003, and March 1 this year.
Benefits available to older people include Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Pension Credit and Carers' Allowance.
Drop-ins are arranged at various venues throughout the counties on a regular basis, where Age Concern works in association with a range of other organisations such as the Pensions Service and North East Wales Carers Information Service.
Currently regular drop-in facilities are organised between noon and 2pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Mold Library, and the third Monday of the month at Wrexham Library.
Your Rights week takes place from April 16-22 and Age Concern is planning a programme of regional events with partner organisations to reach as many elderly people as possible.
Anyone interested in details of the programme or receiving confidential advice and information on the whole range of benefits is invited to contact Age Concern's office on 01244 571999.