Financial information, bargains and cash for older people

SeniorCash provides information about grants, loans, bargains, inheritance, retirement and pensions

Useful links for older people

Links to money saving tips, travel discounts, home budgeting, personal finance and banking

www.studentcash.org.uk
This is our sister site, which provides information about our informative financial guides for students and staff. One of our books is aimed specially at older people: Financial Support for Adult Learners.

www.cedawson.co.uk
Visit this site for more information about Catherine Dawson and the books that she writes. As an older person you may find the following books useful: Investing in Property for your Children, Property Development for the Small Investor and The Essential Guide to Paying for University (aimed at parents and students).

www.familycash.org.uk
Visit this site for information about family money advice. It includes information about: sources of money for school and college; grants and loans for university;cash for home improvements; charity and trust funding; benefits for UK families; child tax credits and working tax credits; children’s savings accounts; investing for your children; discounts, bargains and online vouchers.

www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk
The Pensions Advisory Service provides excellent, free, independent information on pensions. Visit this website for information about pension schemes, pension reforms and security of pensions. There is a useful annuity planner available on this site. You can also sign up for a monthly newsletter.

www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters
Age UK offers all sorts of information and advice to older people. Visit the money matters pages of their website for information about benefits, income and tax, pensions, legal issues and money management.

www.direct.gov.uk
There is useful information about financial issues after retirement available in the ‘pensions and retirement planning’ section, available on the menu to the left of this government information website. You can also enter ‘Warm Front’ into the search box to be directed to information about grants to help you to heat and insulate your home.

www.tvlicensing.co.uk
When you are 75 or over you can receive a free TV Licence. This is only for your main home address so you will need to buy a separate TV Licence for any other properties that you may own. If you are aged 74 you can apply for a short-term TV Licence. Visit this website for more information about this scheme and to apply for a licence.

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Funding is available from the Big Lottery Fund for projects that support vulnerable older people in Northern Ireland. Enter ‘Connecting Older People’ into the search box to be directed to the right pages.

www.arca.uk.net
The ARCA colleges are a group of small colleges specializing in short-stay residential adult education courses for the general public. Many are run by local authorities while others are operated by charitable trusts or similar organizations. There are a variety of courses run for older people and grants and bursaries may be available. Visit this site for more information.

www.slc.co.uk
If you are interested in enrolling on a higher education course, student loans are available (for young and older students) to help you to pay for your course and to cover the cost of maintenance. More information can be obtained from the Student Loans Company website.

www.acu.ac.uk
The Association of Commonwealth Universities offers a variety of scholarships, fellowships and bursaries for students who wish to study in another commonwealth country, and some of these are available for older people. Visit the website for more information.

www.scholarship-search.org.uk
This website provides a comprehensive guide to student finance, including sources of income that may be available for older people. There is a useful budget planner and funding database available on this site.

www.uswitch.com
uSwitch.com is a free, impartial online and telephone comparison and switching service that helps you to compare prices on a range of products and services. This includes gas and electricity, heating cover, home phone, communications, insurance and personal finance products. Visit this site to obtain price comparisons and to switch your service.

www.choose.net
Choose is a price comparison service that helps the consumer to make informed choices through providing comprehensive guides, independent product reviews and comparison tables. There is a useful postcode search facility available on the site that enables you to find the best deals in your area.

www.caringcoffins.com
Caring coffins offer eco-friendly, biodegradable coffins starting from just £350 including delivery. They are shipped to your funeral director on a 24 hour guaranteed delivery service. Senior Cash visitors can receive a 5% discount on any coffin purchased. Please use coupon code 4B77512A5FBCF7E to receive your discount.