Older People

Cooking for 1 on a budget
  • Age UK has lots of healthy, low cost recipes. Click here to view them.
  • Click here for 18 recipes for one for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 
  • Home Instead's website also has lots of simple, nutritious recipes. Click here.
  • This article from the Royal Voluntary Service has advice on nutrition as you get older
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For more tips for cooking on a budget visit our Food pages here

Local Support in Shropshire
Age UK has a dedicated phoneline offering confidential advice for older people, their families and carers on social care, legal and income issues, befriending, and staying warm and safe.

Call on 01743 233123
Omega offers different support to older caregivers and the bereaved, particularly befriending. 
You can find out more on their website 
Shropshire Choices work with the council to provide advice and support on a range of adult social care issues. 

Visit their website or call on 0345 678 9044
Money Advice

Pensions and Retirement

The Money Advice Service has lots of useful information on how to get the most out of your pension and manage your money before and after retirement. 
Visit their website

How to Spot a Scam

Different types of doorstep, phone, online or postal scams do happen and take on new forms all the time. It's important to be able to recognise one and act quickly if you have been the victim of one. Age UK has some great advice.
Visit their website

Benefits and Grants

Make sure that you are getting all that you are entitled to. There are various specific government entitlements and charitable grants available for people who are 60+. The charity Turn 2 Us has more information.
Visit their website

Energy Bills

There are​ a few different schemes to help heat your home if you are of state pension age - such as the Winter Fuel Payment. 
Visit our page on Household Bills for more 

Managing Money

Independent Age has a great guide on how to maximise your income and save money. You can order a free copy online or listen to an audio version on their website.
Visit their website