TV Licence from 1st August
The BBC has confirmed its decision to remove the TV licence concession from the over-75s from 1 August – except for those over 75 in receipt of pension credit.
Everyone over 75 and currently in receipt of a free TV licence can expect to receive a letter explaining the different payment methods and the letter will also explain how to apply for an exemption if they are in receipt of Pension Credit.
Anyone in receipt of Pension Credit must still apply to that they can receive an exemption certificate.
If you think you may be eligible for Pension Credit you can use the AgeUK online benefit calculator or ring and ask our Information & Advice team to check it for you 0808 196 2424
Our information resources for use during the Coronavirus epidemic
Below are our information resources for people looking for information and advice during the Coronavirus epidemic
Help us support older people
Throughout the pandemic, we have provided support to many vulnerable older people in Swindon & Wiltshire. Please consider donating to us so we can continue to be here for them. Thank you!
Staying active at home
Many people are having to spend more time at home than they normally would which can make it harder to to stay active.
But here are some exercises that you can do at home.
If you are looking for help
If you are still self-isolating and looking for help during this period, we have collated a list of support services you can contact that might be able to offer you help.
Keeping busy at home
Although more people are going out and about, many older people are still staying at home. It's really important to keep busy and motivated at this time. Here are just a few ideas you might like to try.
Age UK guidance about Coronavirus
Age UK has lots of guidance about Coronavirus on their website that includes information about the symptoms of the virus, what people should be doing and how they can help keep themselves and others healthy and well.
Provide help when it's needed
Later life can be a fulfilling experience, but we know that from time-to-time we all need a little support. We are here to help if and when someone needs it.
Give a little of your time
We rely on the support of wonderful people who give their time and energy to help us provide our services. Would you like to join our team?
Remember our work
Gifts in wills are vital to help us to continue helping older people We want to be there to ensure that people always have us to turn to.
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Guide to Later Life
We are delighted to launch our first Guide to Later Life; information to help older people navigate later life.
Work for Us
Find out more about the latest job opportunities available with Age UK Wiltshire and join our team helping older people.
We want to make sure you have the best experience possible and your feedback is essential to make this happen.
Our quality marks
Age UK Wiltshire has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS). The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.