Older residents

Supporting our older residents in the Borough

Find further information on transport and other support services for older people in the Borough by checking the "In this section" menu on this page.

Also available:

Free tax help

Tax Help for Older People is a service from the charity Tax Volunteers - providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice. With over 450 volunteers and a national call centre, it doesn't matter where you live.

The service from Tax Volunteers is provided by expert advisers. It is jargon-free, independent and confidential. The service is mainly for those aged 60 and over but they will consider helping those approaching 60.

Friends of the Elderly

One-off grants to replace essential items, such as furniture, white goods and flooring. Applicants must have an advice or support worker who will apply on their behalf. Awards will be paid by cheque to the referring agency.