Older People’s Forum – What are people talking about?

Between June and September of 2021, ten Forums were held in Conwy County. Information packs, and a few goodies, were given to those attending. It was lovely to see many familiar faces and some new ones. There is still concern about COVID-19, and there was lots to talk about. Digital Exclusion – a shift to most information and services being available only online, leaving many older people completely out of the loop, and then further penalised by extra charges for paper bills, using cheques and so forth. Older people are cautious of doing anything online for security reasons, and don’t…

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Taking-Up Pension Credit – Do Not Miss Out

Thousands of older people in Wales are missing out on millions of pounds of financial support because they are not claiming Pension Credits even though they are entitled. About 60% of people eligible for Pension Credit are not claiming. Could this include you? Pension Credit is worth an average of £58 per week and provides a number of financial advantages such as council tax discounts, free dental care, cold weather payments, help with housing costs, and free TV Licenses. Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level of £173.75 if you’re single or £265.20 if you’re…

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