Retirement and pensions advice
If you are a pensioner living in Lichfield District, there are a range of services tailored to meet your needs. Here's a quick overview.
The GOV.UK Website has advice and information on pensions, including the state pension, company pensions and financial planning for retirement.
As you get older, you may become less mobile, as a result, you may be eligible for help with any costs relating to your disability, for more information, visit the Benefits Now website.
Help keeping warm
The Age Action Alliance has recently been launched to support people in later life and with issues around fuel poverty. More details can be found on the Age Action Alliance website.
Anyone over 60 or registered disabled is eligible for a bus pass that allows them to travel anywhere in the country for free. To find out more and how to apply, visit our bus pass section.
Care homes and nursing homes
As you get older, it may become more difficult for you to live independently, and there may come a time where you need support. There are a variety of resources on the web to help you and your loved ones find the care you need.
The Nursing Home Fees Agency provides older people, their families and carers with free advice and information on obtaining and paying for all types of care.
The Carehome.co.uk care home search allows you to search for care homes using a variety of criteria, such as location, type and services offered.
If you have a mobility problem which prevents you from moving freely through Lichfield City centre, then our shopmobility scheme, which offers mobility scooters for hire, may be able to help you. To find out more, visit our shopmobility section.
The community transport scheme provides a transport service to community groups across the district so they can access key social, leisure and educational activities.
It is particularly aimed at people who find it difficult to get about, such as residents who live in remote areas or who may be socially excluded, those with financial constraints or suffer from a physical, mental or sensory condition. To find out more, visit our community transport section
Beacon Park Retirement Village
If you are retired and not in need of care, but would still like to live in a supportive community of older people which will allow for you to receive care in your own home should you need it, then the Beacon Park Retirement Village may be the answer.
The village is a development of superbly designed, comfortable homes in a close-knit community. The focus is on personal independence and opportunities to enjoy life in a safe secure community.
If you don't want to move, but still want to enjoy the facilities, you can also become a 'friend of the village'. To find out more, visit our Beacon Park Retirement Village section.