Lots of impartial information, guidance, advice and support is available to you.

Age UK

Age UK is the UK's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They help more than six million people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

Their website

This is full of helpful guidance and advice.

Age UK website

Particularly these pages:

Practical ways to help older people

How to overcome loneliness

Their guides

Age UK produced these guides with our support.

Avoiding scams - smart ways to protect yourself

Bereavement - support after death

The Money and Pensions Service

In January 2019, the Government brought together three respected bodies of financial guidance to form the Money and Pensions Service. Currently each organisation still has their own contact details. Click on the boxes below to go to their websites.

Tax advice and guidance

Tax Help for Older People

A service from the charity Tax Volunteers, funded by HMRC, the tax profession and a number of insurance companies, including Rothesay. It provides older people on lower incomes with free, independent and expert help and advice regarding tax.

View website

Tel: 0333 2075652

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Collects most of the taxes within the UK. HMRC's pensions helpline provides advice and support on any matters relating to tax

View website

Tel: 0300 200 3300 (UK)
Tel: +44 135 535 9022 (Abroad)