Retiring

This is a page of links to useful information about retirement and pensions. When you reach retirement, it's all very well having more time on your hands but how do you adjust to this new phase in your life? Where can you find out about fun activities and opportunities? What kind of travel concessions are available and if you're disabled, how can you solve travel problems?


Health


Sports and Leisure


Transport


Education


Community Groups and Information


Useful links

  • Age Concern - Provides information and services for older people.
    Information Line: 0800 009966 - seven days a week from 7am to 7pm - for factsheets on issues such as money, legal topics and health.   
  • Help the Aged - Provides practical support to help older people live independent lives.Senior Line: 0808 800 6565 - free welfare rights advice.  


Pensions & benefits advice


Further support and advice

Leisure and travel
Travel Companions
12 Portland Place
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire CV 32 5EU
Offer a travel companion matching service for people up to the age of 75.

Holiday Care Service
2nd Floor, Imperial Buildings
Victoria Road
Horley
Surrey R6 7PZ
Tel: 01293 774535
Offers specialist advice for people with disabilities and respite care. Send a SAE for details.

The Dark Horse Venture
Kelton
Woodlands Road
Liverpool L17 0AN
Tel: 0151 729 0092
Works to inspire older people to discover their hidden talents.

Disabled Drivers Motor Club
Cottingham Way
Thrapston
Northamptonshire NN14 4PL
Tel: 01832 734724
Offers advice on many aspects of driving.