Promoting wellbeing and improving the quality of life for older people.

Age UK in the East Midlands

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire and Derby & Derbyshire are 3 local, independent charities offering help and support to both individuals and the families of people living within the respective areas.
Leicester Shire & Rutland Services


Information and Advice Services
Free, independent and confidential information and advice for people over 50. We can help with:

  • Housing and property.

  • Money matters.

  • Family and personal matters.

  • Health and care.

  • Your rights.

  • Local services.

Support in the community

  • Home care.

  • Befriending.

  • Digital inclusion support.

  • Gardening and handyman service

  • Men in sheds.

Health and wellbeing services

  • Wellbeing groups (day care).

  • Lunch clubs.

  • Respite care.

  • Support for carers.

  • Healthy living and social activities.

Derby & Derbyshire Services

There are numerous causes of breathlessness,  the majority of which are related to either underlying heart or lung abnormalities. Breathlessness that occurs suddenly needs urgent investigation and treatment due to the serious nature of potential underlying conditions such as heart attacks, blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) or pneumonia. Conditions that cause breathlessness over weeks/months include:

  • Heart failure - due to poor heart pump function.

  • Angina: Poor blood supply to the coronary arteries can cause chest pain/tightness/breathlessness.

  • Cardiomyopathy: Inherited causes of heart failure.

  • Heart rhythm abnormalities, particularly irregular heart beat such as AF (atrial fibrillation).

  • Heart valve disease such as narrowed or leaking valves e.g. aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation.

  • Asthma - particularly if it is poorly controlled.

  • COPD (emphysema/bronchitis) usually due to smoking.

  • Anaemia.

  • Being overweight or physically unfit.

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Services

Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire enhances the quality of life and promotes the health and wellbeing of all older people. Services include:

  • Business directory.

  • Financial information and advice.

  • Housing options and silverlinks advice.

  • Legal advice.

  • Money advice.

  • Will writing service.


  • Patients’ representative service.

  • Residents’ representative service. 

Health and wellbeing

  • Best foot forward.

  • Connect.

  • Day care.

  • Forces friends.

  • Lunch club.

  • Men in sheds.

  • Secondary fall prevention. 


  • Home safety and improvement service. 

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Contact details:





Derby and Derbyshire

01773 768 240

Leicester Shire and Rutland

0116 299 2233

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

0115 844 0011