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LINKS

USEFUL WEBSITES
These are Websites which we think might be useful for our members. However, we cannot vouch for the accuracy of their information.

As with all internet sites be careful to check their authenticity - you can do this by looking at the 'About us' section on most sites or you can check with any links they claim to have with other bodies.


North Yorkshire Forum for Older People www.nyfop.org.uk
North Yorkshire County Council www.northyorks.gov.uk/resident
Ryedale District Council
-   Services for Older People - Search page

-   Older People's Activities

-   Ryecare Lifeline Service
-   provides reassurance that if you need assistance at any time of the day or night you can quickly summon help.

Lifeline Officer -
-   Jo Lees (née Farrow)
at :   01653 600666 ext. 252
www.ryedale.gov.uk/

-   Services for older people

-   Older People's Activities

-   About the Ryecare Lifeline Service
ABI - Association of British Insurers
The Association of British Insurers (ABI), British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) and the Government have signed an agreement to make it easier for older people to get motor and travel insurance, and to clarify how insurance premiums are priced to take account of risk including age.
www.abi.org.uk/

A link to the ABI / BIBA press release is below :

http://www.abi.org.uk/Media/Releases/ 2012/04/New_initiative_will_ improve_access_to_insurance_for_ older_customers.aspx
Age Action Alliance
"Our vision is to improve the quality of later life through partnership working between members and older people; creating communities where older people feel secure, valued and able to contribute to society."

This website is regularly updated with useful items.
www.ageactionalliance.org/
Age UK Scarborough & District
39 Aberdeen Walk,
Scarborough. YO11 1BD
Tel :   01723 379058

Local Contact for Ryedale
is Carmel Thompson on 01723 379058.
Email :   reception@ageukscarborough.org

Web site :   www.ageuk.org.uk/scarboroughanddistrict/
Age UK
- a merger of the former Age Concern and Help the Aged. Lots of information and advice relating to older age.
Also information on campaigns related to older people's issues
www.ageuk.org.uk/
AGE Platform Europe
- is a European network of around 165 organisations of and for people aged 50+ which aims to voice and promote the interests of the 150 million senior citizens in the European Union and to raise awareness on the issues that concern them most.
It publishes a monthly Newsletter which you might find interesting.
www.age-platform.eu/
'A ready made community for men who may like company or be living alone.'
- If anyone is interested in starting up a group like this in Ryedale please contact Ryedale Forum for Older People.
www.menssheds.org.uk
Information about 'Connecting North Yorkshire'
- the project to provide good quality broadband across the county by 2017.
www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com/home
Future Years -
The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Forum on Ageing.
www.futureyears.org.uk
Gransnet
- a social networking site for Grandparents. Open to anyone and full of useful information. You don't have to join unless you wish to.
As with all websites it is helpful to look at the section 'About us' to find out who is behind the site.
www.gransnet.com
HOME FROM HOSPITAL SERVICE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF NORTH YORKSHIRE
Short-term practical help and support to assist your return home from hospital.
To make a referral or
for more information please ring 01423 863177 or
email :  reacthfh@ageukknaresborough.org.uk
Home Heat Helpline
- for information and advice on how to reduce your energy bills and how to stay warm in winter.
www.homeheathelpline.org.uk/
The Later Life newsletter
- provides latest news on policy changes, good practice, and initiatives and their impact on older people. It often has very interesting and useful links.
www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/ageing-society/forums-and-support-activity/later-life-newsletter/
The Law on the Web
- provides information, advice, forms, guidance on just about every law there is.... check out the Personal Law Advice section.
www.lawontheweb.co.uk/
What's on at The Milton Rooms, Malton?
- check out all the events taking place in your area
www.themiltonrooms.com
Money Advice Services (MAS)
is a free and impartial service set up by government. They offer money advice directly to people across the UK on the web, on the phone and face to face.
The MAS website now includes a locator tool which can be used to search for local places where free money and budgeting advice is available to the public. (From Later Life Newsletter No. 60)
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en






Locator Tool  www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/debt-advice-locator
The social networking site for the Over 60s and their families.
- Includes lots of useful information.
www.dropby.co.uk
Patient.co.uk
- Launched in 1997 by two GPs with an interest in providing evidence-based information on a wide range of health and medical topics for patients and health professionals.
This site provides health advice written by doctors as well as links to other useful sites.
You can check symptoms and read up about conditions and diseases as well as seeing lots of information about well-being.
As with all sites you can check their bona fides by clicking on 'About Us' at the bottom of the Home Page.
(Thank you to Buckrose Carrs Parish Magazine )
www.patient.co.uk
Ryedale Community Transport
2 Minster Court, Hugden Way,
Norton, Malton. YO17 9NJ
Tel :   01653 699059

- A dedicated team who understands the difficulties many of us experience, young and old, getting out and about in a very rural area. Specialist and disability transport is a service we offer, making journeys possible where public transport cannot meet your particular needs.
www.ryedalect.org
Smart Energy GB
- for help or advice about Smart Meters.
www.smartenergygb.org/en
TaxAid
- Tax help for self-employed people, those on low incomes, etc., - help with tax problems if HMRC cannot sort it out.
www.taxaid.org.uk
Tax Help for Older People
- A charity where tax volunteers will give free advice on tax matters.
www.taxvol.org.uk






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