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Later life can bring huge rewards with more time to enjoy with family and friends. However, it can also be a time of change and challenges.

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We offer a specific project, called Ambitions for Later Life, which can support anyone over 50 who is experiencing a significant life event or coping with a life change.

How can the Ambitions for Later Life project help me?

We can offer one-to-one support to understand the challenges or issues you are facing and the support you need to resolve them as you would like. We will help you identify the support or skills you will need and the actions you will need to take to achieve the resolution you want. Our advisors will be able to help with information, advice and support on the specific issue facing you as well as helping you with the possible implications on other aspects of your life.

What is a life changing event?

Changes in later life take many forms and one person may find an event more life changing than someone else. The event itself is less important than the effect it is having on you. Some examples of the types of life changing event you may be facing are:

  • A bereavement
  • Health problems, particularly a sudden onset of life changing condition (such as dementia, MS, Parkinsons)
  • Increased care needs
  • Changes in housing needs or in housing circumstances
  • Financial issues or changes
  • Redundancy
  • Retirement
  • Divorce or separation
  • Going into residential care.

Where is the ambitions for later life project available?

We can support anyone over 50 and living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Does the project offer free support?

Yes. We have funding from Prudential to run this project so our support is free of charge to you.

How do I arrange for help?

Please call our Information and Advice Helpline on 0116 299 2278 and ask for Lizzie Kennedy. If they are not available you can leave a message for one of them to call you back. Our Helpline is manned between 11am and 4pm but does take a high volume of calls. If no one can take your call, please leave a voicemail and Lizzie will return your call.