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Over 50s

Over 50s

Lady on a swing


Benefits - make sure you get all the benefits you are entitled to
Council tax - check if you are entitled to any discounts
Paying for care -  what you might have to pay for care
Welfare benefit reform - changes to welfare benefits

Care services

Caring for someone - help for those in a caring role including a temporary respite care.
Extra care housing - an alternative to residential care helping older people to live as independently as possible
Mental Capacity Act - new legislation to improve the lives of those who unable to make decisions for themselves, their families and their carers
Residential care - information on the options available to you
Social care - care and support for people of all ages


Dial-a-Ride - buses for those unable to use public transport
Free travel - concessionary fares
Older/Mature Driver assessments 


Culture and learning


Adult learning -  take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. Courses for all ages and abilities
Country parks - open every day, hundreds of acres of woodland to explore
County museum - showcases the county's rich heritage alongside a changing programme of exhibitions
Family history - resources to help you discover your family tree
Libraries - open to all and attract people of all ages to borrow books, CDs and DVDs. Services include mobile libraries and a home library service.
Local history - archives and research materials to help you discover the history of the area


Sensory services - advice and support on all aspects of daily life
Learning disabilities - help and support for people with learning disabilities

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