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A-Z of Benefits NI Direct - A list of benefits - for example, did you know there was a benefit for Pneumoconiosis?
Beginners Guide to Benefits DirectGov
Benefits Advice Guide Citizens Advice Bureau
Benefits Checker Turn2Us
Benefits Entitlement Guide
CAA/NATS Pension Scheme CAAPS 0800 0680234
Claiming Benefits Abroad Direct Gov
Cold Weather Payment NI Direct
Disability Benefits Age UK

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Disability Alliance Disability Alliance is a national registered charity which works to relieve the poverty and improve the living standards of disabled people.
Disability Benefits Age UK
Disability Rights Direct Gov
Office for Disability Issues HM Government - The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) leads the government's vision of achieving equality for disabled people.

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Advice for Carers Carers UK
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) SSAFA Forces Help, 19 Queen Elizabeth Street 0845 2417141
London SE1 2LP
Grandparents Plus Grandparents working for the good of children 0300 123 7015

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Health & Care

Alzheimers - What does the NHS pay for? Alzheimers Society
Alzheimers Society Gordon House,10,Greencoat Place,London,SW1P 1PH 020 7306 0606
Benenden Health Care Society Holgate Park Drive, York, (YO26 4GG). Members : 0800 4148100
Non-Members : 0800 4148011
Best Care Home A website to help people find the right care home. Details on over 19,000 Care Homes
British Red Cross - Care in the Home Provides extra support and care at home where necessary following a short hospital stay.
Cancer Research UK
Care Quality Commission The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England.
Counsel and Care Counsel and Care is the national charity working with older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support. 0800 3196789
Counselling Help and Advice This Counselling Directory lists full profiles, detailing the areas of counselling each counsellor offers, the fees they charge and background information as to the kind of person they are.
Department of Health website Policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.
Hypnotherapy Advice and Contacts Directory for hypnotherapy advice and information.
Natural Therapy for All An online directory listing, with a search facility, for therapists (counsellors, chiropractors, acupuncturists etc) all over the UK. These pages advise the UK public on their right, under existing law and the Coughlan case, to free nursing care 100% funded by the NHS
Silverline The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 0800 4708090

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Money & Tax

Debt Advice (IVA) IVA stands for Individual Voluntary Arrangement. It is a legal and government approved method of resolving debt.
HM Revenue & Customs (Inland Revenue) HM Revenue & Customs
Leaflets and booklets about Tax HM Revenue & Customs
Tax Help for Older People An independent free tax advice service for older people on low incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional advice.

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Pensioners, Pensions & Retirement

Department for Work and Pensions Government website - responsible for welfare and pension policy.
Life Coach Directory Planning for, and help in retirement
National Pensioners' Convention Campaigning for pensioners needs and rights.
Occupational Pensioners Allience Aids protection and promotion of good occupational pension schemes (CAA-RSA is affiliated)
Pensions Advisory Service Free independent information and guidance on pensions.
Retirement News Independent News, Help, Advice & Information for retired citizens of the UK
Safe Retirement Formed to offer expert advice on retirement - planning, pensions, travel and leisure.
Silver Surfers Help surfing the net for those old enough to need it !
The Pensions Service Government website - , gives information on state pensions and benefit entitlements for pensioners.

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CSMA The motoring organisation that many joined when employed by the CAA.
National Rail Enquiries Rail Time Table Information
Red Planet Travel Information on all modes of transport.Use this site to work out a door-to-door journey using bus, train, car, plane ,walking. Offer attractive terms to people with medical problems 01708 339181
Travel Insurance problems due to health issues? The webmaster would be happy to give a recommendation based on personal experience. email :

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Other Useful Links

Age UK The Age UK Group works to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and vital support.
Citizens Advice Bureau Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.
Civil Aviation Authority
News Releases
The RSS feed from the Civil Aviation Authority. Look here for the latest releases - or sign up yourself
Civil Service Benevolent Fund
Now called "For you by You"
Supports any person (and their dependants) who works or who has ever worked for the Civil Service, or an Associated Organisation.
Fund House, 5 Anne Boleyn's Walk, Cheam, Sutton Surrey Tel: 0800 0562424
Direct Gov Website Direct Gov
Equality and Human Rights Commission With a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine "protected" grounds - age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
First Stop Advice Independent, free service offering advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life.
Royal British Legion Never Forget !
University of the Third Age Educational opportunities for older people

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