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  • Ann Holt Trust: Pension support for women over 55
    The Ann Holt Trust was set up in Halifax in 1921 to help single or widowed females, aged 55 or over. If you are female, single or widowed and have lived in Halifax for at least 5 years then you could be eligible to a quarterly …more
  • Ageing Better Newsletter
    New research by the Centre for Ageing Better and the Institute for Employment Studies highlights the challenges faced by employees with long-term health conditions. The report warns that more support is needed to help people …more
  • Government Keen You Should Claim Pension Credit
    The Government want eligible older people to proactively claim Pension Credit, therefore earlier this week, on Wednesday 16 June, DWP, Age UK and the BBC collaborated for a Pension Credit Day of Action. Pension Credit is an …more
  • Women Missing Out On “Lost” State Pension
    Tens of thousands of elderly female pensioners are set to miss out on life changing payments, the BBC has learned. Angela Carr, 77, from Brampton, near Carlisle, believes she is owed up to 14 years of lost state pension. But a …more
  • Lack of trust in tradespeople a barrier to making home improvements
    Polling by Ipsos MORI has found that a lack of trust in tradespeople is putting some people off making necessary improvements to their home. Read more Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on …more
  • How To Avoid Holiday Booking Fraud
    This is a short article to remind you of the dangers of a fraud that targets holiday makers. With the easing of ‘Lockdown’ we are keen to get away and to bag a good deal in the process. Now we know many of us are not …more
  • Half Over-50s Can’t Afford Home Renovations
    A new online survey commissioned by the Good Home Inquiry has found that the majority (63%) of people approaching later life in England see home renovations as a priority in the next two years. But half (50%) of those aged 50-70 …more
  • Paying for Care
    Calderdale Council has updated their care charges from April 2021 and here we explain how charging works for non-residential care in Calderdale. Paying for Care How much you pay towards your care will be based on your income and …more
  • Latest scam alert
    Scams continue to circulate throughout Calderdale.  Here is the latest run-down from West Yorkshire Trading Standards. Ticket Scams With pubs, restaurants, cinemas and museums set to reopen, demand for tickets is likely to be …more
  • Benefit Checker – Are You Eligible For Universal Credit?
    The Government have launched a new benefits checking tool to help people who think they might be eligible for Universal Credit. It takes a few minutes, and doesn’t require any detailed information, nor does it process or store …more
  • Department For Work & Pensions Newsletter 13/2/21
    Here’s a roundup of recent DWP announcements  Coronavirus vaccination update People do not need to wait to be contacted if any of the following apply: they are aged 70 or over they have previously received a letter saying …more
  • Free Scams & Frauds Workshops
    West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam and Frauds workshops and training are currently being delivered live and online and can be booked as a one off or a series.  The same workshops can be delivered more than once to different …more
  • Avoiding Covid-19 Telephone Scams
    Unfortunately, despite the pandemic, there are still those who will try to commit fraud. Ofcom have received information from the NHS regarding many different scams relating to Covid-19 that are currently circulating. Calls are …more
  • Energy Saving Tips
    See also the Citizens Advice information on this subject. Set your heating to come on just before you get up and switch it off after you’ve gone to bed. If it’s very cold, set your heating to come on earlier and turn it off later …more
  • Watch Out For Covid-19 Vaccine Scams
    Here’s a handy reminder of how to avoid Covid-19 vaccine scams: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...…more
  • Energy saving advice and support from Green Doctor
    The Green Doctors visit around 2000 qualifying homes each year across the Yorkshire and North East regions helping households to save between £100 – 1000 per year on their energy bills. Through switching and increased energy …more
  • Managing your money: Q&A workshops with Citizen’s advice this January
    For anyone with a question about money – join one of our upcoming money advice sessions or check out this fun money personality quiz and see if you need our help. …more
  • OFCOM Advice for consumers: coronavirus scam calls and texts
    This is the latest release from OFCOM detailing some of the main Coronavirus scam calls and texts currently circulating. 08 January 2021 We have received reports of scam calls and texts relating to the coronavirus, or Covid-19. …more
  • Christmas scam update
    With Christmas coming, sadly the incidence of scams has not decreased.  Here are the headlines from West Yorkshire Trading Standards Christmas scam update and a link to their 12 scams of Christmas! ‘Tis the season to be …more
  • Citizens Advice – Keeping Calderdale Cosy
    Citizens Advice Calderdale is working hard to keep people warm this winter. They are offering the following services: We want clients to create a happier, healthier home with energy saving tips. – We are seeing an average saving …more
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