Please see below a selection of links we hope you may find interesting. 

Recently we were contacted by Sylvia Milne, a retired librarian from Chester, who has put together a very large directory of useful sites called Plucked from the Web

Sites aimed at older people

Health related links

Advice and information

Sites aimed at older people

Feel free to browse through the following websites aimed at older people in the community.

Age UK

A wealth of information for older people.
Visit the Age UK website

Leicestershire Care Online

A wealth of easily accessible information for Leicestershire people
 Visit the Leicestershire Care online website


Lots of computer tips
Visit the Silverhairs website

National Pensioners Convention

Umbrella body for pensioners groups in the UK.
 Visit the National Pensioners Convention website

Seniors Network 

Large site for UK older people.
Visit the Seniors Network

Oldie Magazine

An online magazine with news, features, discussions and events.
 Visit the Oldie Magazine website


US online community for older people.
 Visit the SeniorNet website

Health related links

The websites below provide information and advice about a range of health related issues.


Alzheimers Society

Information about Alzheimers and where carers can get help.
Visit the Alzheimers Society website

Arthritis Care

Information for sufferers of arthritis and their families
 Visit the Arthritis Care website

British Heart Foundation

Information and advice from Britain's leading heart disease charity.
 Visit the British Heart Foundation website

Macmillan Cancer Support

The United Kingdom's leading cancer information service.
Visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website

Diabetes UK

The British Diabetic Association.
 Visit the Diabetes UK website

Disability Now

A monthly newspaper with news, features, adverts and useful links.
 Visit the Disability Now website 

NHS Direct

For health information and advice.
 Visit the NHS Direct website

Patient Information Publications

Find out information about health issues.
Visit the Patient Information Publications website


Informaiton and advice for disabled people.
Visit the RADAR website

Stroke Association

For stroke survivors and their families in the UK.
VIsit the Stroke Association website

Royal National Institute for the Blind

News, features and information.
 Visit the Royal National Institute for the Blind website

Advice and Information

Advice for older people covering issues such as finances and legal issues, as well as information about the local area.

Age UK information guides and factsheets

A wealth of information for older people
View Age UK publications


Information and advice in ten community languages.
Visit the multikulti website

Advice Guide 

Advice Guide provides information on your rights, including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues. Developed by Citizens Advice, the independent advice, policy and campaigning charity, you can get information specific to all four UK countries.

 Visit the Advice Guide website

Leicestershire County Council

News and information from Leicestershire County Council.
 Visit the Leicestershire County Council website

Leicestershire Police

Everything you need to know about Leicestershire Police.
 Visit the Leicestershire Police website

Community Legal Advice

Information and help with your legal rights.
 Visit the Community Legal Advice website

Councel and Care

Advice and help for older people.
Visit the Councel and Care website

Inland Revenue

Help and advice for older people about pensions and tax issues.
 Visit the Inland Revenue website.

The Pension Service

A Government site providing information and help with pensions.
 Visit the The Pension Service website

Direct Gov

Governent information and services online.
Visit the Direct Gov website

Government Department For Work and Pensions 

Information on services and benefits for older people about work and pensions.
 Visit the Government Department For Work and Pensions website