The Age Pages

Financial needs and circumstances change throughout retirement. People can have difficulties with money at crucial points in their lives and when things change, often without notice. Some common issues include:

  • How do I find out what my pension will/should be?
  • I’m coming up to retirement/due to draw my pension
  • I/my relative can no longer manage my money / I need to give someone power of attorney
  • My partner/relative is going into nursing/residential care/hospital
  • My partner/spouse has died
  • Probate and inheritance tax are issues for me
  • I’m finding money tight – am I getting the right benefits?
  • I have debts that are worrying me
Advice
Phone
08450 950150
Service Details
Information / Advice Line: free, confidential information and advice for the over 50’s, their families and carers

Friendship line, Advocacy service, Rural access project, Home care service
Advice
Phone
0800 882200
Services Provided
Service Details
Offer confidential advice and information on benefits and how to claim them
Advice
Berwick upon Tweed
Phone
03444 111 444
Service Details
Information and advice on a range of topics, including social security benefits, housing, debt, pensions, employment

Sessions at the Cheviot Centre, Wooler every Wednesday Phone Cheviot Centre 01668 282406
Emergency Support
Phone
01289 309734
Services Provided
Service Details
Provide free food and household essentials for all age groups
Banking & Finance
Wooler
Phone
+44 (0)1670 503666
Service Details
Provide savings and loan services as an alternative to banks, building societies and high interest loan providers.

Local group of members – ‘Glendale Community Savings and Loans’ run weekly sessions in the Cheviot Centre, Wooler on Thursday between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

We are a paying in point and are part of the wider Northumberland Credit Union which is a co-operative organisation regulated and your savings are secured by the Financial Services Compensation scheme like any other bank or building society.

Advice
Phone
0845 6060265
Services Provided
Service Details
Answering questions about State Pension and Pension Credit
Advice
Phone
0845 3020900
Services Provided
Service Details
Information on obtaining probate and advice on inheritance tax
Advice
Phone
0845 2417141
Service Details
Support services for people who are serving or have serviced in the Armed Forces and their families.

Local contact: 01661 825267
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