How we can help you

Maintaining a happy and well balanced lifestyle, including diet, fitness, sleep, and contentment will help you to feel well. To support you with achieving this, we have selected some key organisation which may be able to help you to develop social relationships, build self esteem and gain independence.

If you think you may be eligible for help from the OA, please contact us. For additional support and advice on specific subjects, please select from the options below.

How we helped Mr W reconnect with his family

The OA owes a debt of gratitude to our voluntary Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps) who spend their time visiting beneficiaries, analysing their needs and providing the Grants and Welfare team with narrative reports describing each individual’s situation.

Mr W called upon the OA for help with moving home to be nearer to other members of his family. We sent an Hon Rep to visit him and he discovered that Mr W also had relationship issues.

"I want to pay particular thanks to your Honorary Representative who had heartfelt understanding and sound advice. He had a sympathetic ear and gave us hope where we had none."

Mr W, former Army Officer

The OA were able to help financially with the house move and also put Mr and Mrs W in touch with their nearest branch of RELATE, the relationship charity, for counselling sessions.

Now happily settled in their new home, they have made a fresh start.

Helpful information

Use the NHS 'Mood Assessment' tool to help you identify your mood. We can all feel low, anxious or panicky from time to time. This tool offers support and advice to help you though these tough times.

Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and every year they help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships. You may be able to access a free consultation. If you need further help contact us and we will assess if you qualify for the paid service from the OA.

Oomph is an award -winning social enterprise and the UK's largest provider of fun, inclusive and effective exercise classes for older adults.