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Services for Older People

A useful guide to services and advice for the over 50s.

Couple over fifty These days people retire from their 50s onwards to take on new and exciting opportunities. This can lead to a significant change of lifestyle and there is a lot to be considered; pensions, benefits, holidays and pastimes, part-time and voluntary work and suchlike.

Eventually of course the onset of age slows us all down and keeps us closer to home. It is then that many of us need a little help, to adapt our homes or to get around and to stay active and in touch.

The information under the following headings should help inform you what's available to our very important older generation.

See:


Services for the fifty plus generation provided by Basildon Council and local voluntary groups

Activity Centres for the over 50's

Home Safety Checks for council tenants

Aids and Adaptations to Your Council Home

Home Security Checks for council tenants

Community Agents Essex - Supporting Independent Living

Luncheon clubs at day centres

Basildon Community Transport Services

Meals on Wheels Services

Disability Info & Advice Line (DIAL)

Senior Citizen Discounted Travel

TONIC - Toe Nail Cutting

Sheltered and Supported Housing


 If you become Infirm or disabled

A-Z of Benefits - Dept Work & Pensions

Retirement-Matters

Basildon Community Transport Services

Wheelchair Loan Service

Disability Info & Advice Line (DIAL)

Sheltered and Supported Housing

Disabled Car Parking Badges

TONIC - Toe Nail Cutting


 In Your Home and Housing Matters

Bogus doorstep callers

Home Safety Checks for council tenants

Tell us online - Council Tax - New Occupier and Change of Address Form

Junk Mail - How to stop it

Housing Repairs and Maintenance

Anti-social Behaviour and Nuisance

Collection and disposal of Old Furniture, large items, etc.

Sheltered and Supported Housing

 

Telephone Sales - How to prevent them


 Pensions, Benefits and Finance

GOV.UK - Expenses and benefits: A to Z

GOV.UK - National Insurance and tax after State Pension age

Citizens Advice

Retirement-Matters Online Advice

The Money Advice Service

GOV.UK - Working, jobs and pensions

Financial Times

Which Consumer Magazine

Benefits

GOV.UK - Winter fuel payments


 Shopping and Travel

WWW.SENIORDISCOUNTS.CO.UK

Basildon Community Transport Services

Senior Citizen Discounted Travel

C2C - Rail Travel

Disabled Parking Badges

FIRST - Rail Travel


 Holidays and Day Trips

WWW.SENIORDISCOUNTS.CO.UK

Basildon Community Transport Services

Senior Citizen Discounted Travel

Activity Centres for the over 50's


 Education, Training and Work

Adult Community Learning Essex

The Life Academy

BBC Adult learners

GOV.UK - Universal Jobmatch

Basildon & Billericay University of the Third Age (U3A)

 

 Voluntary Work

Basildon Community Transport Services

Basildon Billericay & Wickford Community Volunteer Service (BBWCVS) - Volunteering in Basildon

St Luke's Hospice

 

 Fitness for the over 50s

Basildon Council sports centres

Basildon Council swimming pools


 Hobbies, Interests and Lifestyle

Activity Centres for the over 50's

Retirement-Matters Online Advice


 Old Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen

Forces Reunited - Find old Forces pals

Veterans UK

Royal British Legion

RAF Association

Royal British Legion Womens Section

Royal Naval Association

Burma Star Association            

Merchant Navy Association

Remembrance Travel (British Legion)

 
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