Shopping From Home : your distance shopping rights explained

A guide to shopping by telephone, TV, internet, catalogue or magazine advertisement. It explains what you are enitled to, tips to avoid problems, and what to do if things go wrong

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How to stay socially connected

Social groups, activities and befriending services for older people.

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Putting a Stop to the Abuse of Older People

Information for everyone who may come into contact with an older person who may need help or protection. It outlines the types of abuse that can happen, where, and when – and how to obtain help.

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Maintaining independence in later life

Report, based on interviews with older people, about the need to maintain independence in the home or more appropriate accommodation

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In the driving seat

Although your licence entitlement will expire when you turn 70, this doesn’t automatically mean you have to stop driving – you’ll just need to apply to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to renew it every three years. The renewal form should b

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Older People & Social Networking

This Housing LIN Viewpoint no 29 challenges the view that social networks are only for younger people. In fact, more older people than ever are using social networks; and not just to keep up with what their friends and family are up to. Social networks ar

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Planning to live abroad

Many of us dream about packing up and starting a new life abroad. We have visions of a better quality of life and getting more for our money. Around 1 in 12 people of pensionable age have currently made this dream a reality and many of them never look bac

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Getting legal advice (FS18)

There are many reasons why you may want to seek legal advice. For example: if you are buying a house, making a will or setting up arrangements to manage relative’s financial affairs. When choosing an advisor it is important to check they have experience i

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