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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 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.

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

Age Matters in Basildon

Home Safety Checks for council tenants

Aids and Adaptations to Your Council Home

Home Security Checks for council tenants

Basildon Community Transport Services

Luncheon clubs at day centres

National Concession Bus Passes

Meals on wheels

Basildon Careline - Emergency Care Alarm Service

Sheltered and Supported Housing

Activity Centres for the over 50's

TONIC - Toe Nail Cutting

Disability Info & Advice Line (DIAL)

Wheelchair Loan Service

Gardening service (Age Matters in Basildon)

 

 If you become Infirm or disabled

A-Z of Benefits - Dept Work & Pensions

Help to get Disability Access Grants

Basildon Community Transport Services

Retirement-Matters

Basildon Careline - Emergency Care Alarm Service

Sheltered and Supported Housing

Basildon Community Transport Services

TONIC - Toe Nail Cutting

Disability Info & Advice Line (DIAL)

Wheelchair Loan Service

 

Gardening service (Age Matters in Basildon)

 

 In Your Home and Housing Matters

Age Matters in Basildon

Home Safety Checks for council tenants

Bogus doorstep callers

Home Security Checks for council tenants

Basildon Careline - Emergency Care Alarm Service

Junk Mail - How to stop it

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

Anti-social Behaviour and Nuisance

Housing Repairs and Maintenance

Sheltered and Supported Housing

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

Telephone Sales - How to prevent them

Gardening service (Age Matters in Basildon)

 
Help to get Disability Access Grants 

 Pensions, Benefits and Finance

Gardening service (Age Matters in Basildon) - Advice with writing your will

HM Revenues and Customs

GOV.UK - Expenses and benefits: A to Z

Retirement-Matters Online Advice

Citizens Advice

GOV.UK - Working, jobs and pensions

The Money Advice Service

Which Consumer Magazine

Financial Times

GOV.UK - Winter fuel payments

Benefits

 

 Shopping and Travel

WWW.SENIORDISCOUNTS.CO.UK

Basildon Community Transport Services

National Concession Bus Passes

C2C - Rail Travel

Disabled Parking Badges

FIRST - Rail Travel

 Holidays and Day Trips

WWW.SENIORDISCOUNTS.CO.UK

Community Transport (BDVC)

National Concession Bus Passes

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)

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

Basildon Council sports centres

Seniority.Co.Uk - Online community

 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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