Senior Citizens

‘You’re only as young as you feel’ the saying goes. For some old age is a very rewarding time but for others it can be a lonely experience. At the ABC we want you to enjoy your senior years and to be able to access the resources and help that are available.

We love pensions and the difference they make to people’s lives. So feel free to ask us a question, search our site for info and use our planning tools to make sure your pension is working for you. There is no fee for any of our services. We’re simply here to help you with pensions.

Tax Help for Older People is a service from the charity Tax Volunteers providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice. With over 420 volunteers and a national call centre, it doesn't matter where you live.

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From claiming benefits and advice on debts, to our pension calculator, money-saving tips and information on making a will and power of attorney, we've got it covered.

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There are many ways to get free financial help and information. But it also pays to know when you might need the type of advice free services can’t provide. Here at the Money Advice Service, we provide free and unbiased help and guidance on all money matters.

An Older Person’s Bus Pass entitles you to free off-peak travel on local bus services across England between 9.30am and 11.00pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and public holidays. You can use the bus pass on Maidstone Park & Ride, Gravesend /Tilbury Ferry and *Canterbury Park & Ride. As a general rule, the bus pass does not entitle you to free travel on scheduled coach services, ferries, trains, trams or community transport schemes, although some exceptions do apply.

You are eligible if you are a Kent resident living in Kent for more than six months per year as your sole and principal residency and are of eligible age. The age of eligibility for a bus pass in England is increasing from 60 to 65 in line with the pensionable age for women. To be eligible for an ENCTS pass on the grounds of age, you need to have reached the eligible pension age. 

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SOLLA was founded in 2008 as a not for profit organisation, to meet the need of people seeking late life advice. We aim to ensure that people are better informed about the financial issues in later life and can find an Accredited Adviser.

Thornbank aims to offer high quality care to older people in a friendly environment, which respects residents’ dignity and personal choices.

The home is located near Ipswich town centre and opposite the beautiful Christchurch Park.

The majority of the team have been working at Thornbank for many years, delivering the highest standards of care in a warm, safe environment.

Springwood Residential Care Home offers a range of comforts and activities that are ideal for elderly people with care needs to enjoy as a day care service, assisting families with individuals who may have become full-time carers and assisting community members in keeping in touch with friends from their own generation.

Stamford Bridge Beaumont is a day care centre that looks to make a difference to vulnerable adults in the community, providing a pleasant social environment and atmosphere, where visitors can socialise and enjoy a wide range of activities.

Deerlands Residential Care Home is a welcoming facility that looks to ensure all residents and visitors feel at home, in an environment ideal for temporary day care. Staff are always available to make sure people make the most of their time at the home, though the aim is to respect the personal freedoms of all involved.

Based in Tapton Hall Masonic Centre, Tapton Hall Day Service supports up to twenty older people who enjoy the independence of living at home but who might like company or support in the daytime.

With a warm, welcoming environment, Tapton Hall is ideal for meeting other people in the community, boosting confidence, and developing skills through the various activities on offer.

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Mapplewell Manor Senior Day Centre, offering a pleasant and stimulating interior that welcomes visitors who might be at risk of social isolation or whose loved ones in need of respite. Supporting an active lifestyle, the day centre is located close to Mapplewell Village. Full range of daily activities. Nutritious home cooked food.

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Although known as Age UK Colchester the charity is a small, independent charity affiliated to the national body and is responsible for its own finances. Age UK Colchester operates a number of services to benefit the older people of Colchester and its surrounding environs, including an Information Service; an Advice and Advocacy Service; a Consumer and Energy Advice Service; a Legal Advice Surgery; and various social clubs and activities throughout each month. 

We started as a small family business in 2004 and today we are proud to be one of the largest providers of homecare services in the UK. In less than eight years we have grown from one business to 200 delivering 20,000 customer visits every day. 

The story of our success is a testimony to the high quality homecare and support services that we provide to each of our customers. We attribute this to the excellent support we give to each new franchise business. 

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Making a Will allows you to make a will for a fraction of the cost, without the need of solicitor. You can do it online within minutes. There are no complicated forms - just simple questions. 

  • All Wills are checked by a qualified will writer.
  • Covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance up to £2.5 million.
  • 100% legally valid document.

They have simply automated an age old process followed by solicitors drafting Wills all over the country. This allows us to provide you with a totally legal document at a substantially lower cost in a short period of time.

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