Category: 2020 notices
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The November Bulletin is packed with information plus a war story. Download it here.
What can we do to save the planet?
Send in whatever you pledge to do. When combined our group may win an Earthshot Prize! See the Earthshot website here.
NHS England makes progress towards a privatised NHS while we cope with the pandemic. Read more about Integrated Care Systems.
Find out how the NHS is being re-organised top-down. Read the deputation statement discussed at the Joint Oveerrview & Scrutiny Committee – Sept JHOSC dep Final Sep20Download
Read the September bulletin here
For those who missed this seminar on Isolation and Loneliness:
Younger people suffer from loneliness more than the elderly. Guest Speaker Dr. Jenny Groarke – Lecturer in Health Psychology – Queen’s University Belfast – Tuesday 25 August 2020.
Make sure you get your copy of ‘Goodbye Cinderella’
5.4 million people aged over 75 are now expected to pay the TV licence on August 1st or be cut off. It costs £157.50 per year. You will receive a bill through the post. Ignore other communications – BEWARE SCAMS!
The concessionary TV licence is still available to those on Pension Credit. If you are finding it difficult to make ends meet, apply for pension credit now!
According to the Government, more than three million households are eligible for pension credit, but four out of 10 fail to claim the benefit – in many cases because they don’t realise they’re entitled to it.
Find the AgeUK advice on how to apply. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/our-impact/campaigning/save-free-tv-for-older-people/
How do I claim Pension Credit?
First make sure you’ve reached the qualifying age.
It only takes one phone call and you won’t have to fill in a form. Call the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234 (textphone: 0800 169 0133). They will fill in the application for you over the phone. It’ll be quicker if you have the following details to hand: National Insurance number, Bank account details, Information about your income, savings and investments, Details of any housing costs (such as mortgage, interest payments, service charges), Partner’s details (if you have a partner)
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