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On this page, we have collected links about where to get advice on all sorts of financial issues that might affect you, including debt, savings, money, pensions and benefits;  traders and your legal rights as a consumer; age and employment; how to use computers and the internet; retirement planning and a link to the University of the Third Age - where you can pursue learning for fun. 

MONEY MADE CLEAR:  This website provides information on all sorts of money matters inlcuding step- by-step guides and a telephone advice line.  It is run by the Financial Services Agency - a government agency that regulates the financial services sector, protects consumer rights, and provides information.  

DEBT ADVICE FOUNDATION: The Debt Advice Foundation is a national charity offering a debt helpline, an online debt-analysis tool, and free access to a range of tools and guides about money management, budgeting and  negotiating with creditors.  

NATIONAL DEBT LINE: The National Debt Line is a helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems to people living in different parts of the country. 

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELLING SERVICE: CCCS is a registered charity offering free, confidential advice and support to anyone who is worried about debt.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU: The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. This website offers an online information service, as well as a search facility to find your nearest Citizen's Advice office

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY: Christians Against Poverty is a national debt counselling charity with a network of 102 centres based in local churches.

AGE CONCERN: This is the financial advice web page of Age Concern, a leading UK charity concerned with the well being of older people. The four national Age Concerns in the UK have joined together with Help the Aged to form new national charities dedicated to improving the lives of older people, but for the time being the charities are still running separate websites.

HELP THE AGED: This is the financial advice web page of Help the Aged, a leading UK charity concerned with the well being of older people.  Find advice in this section on issues like pensions, how to fund a care home stay, and the different benefits you could claim.  The four national Age Concerns in the UK have joined together with Help the Aged to form new national charities dedicated to improving the lives of older people, but for the time being the charities are still running separate websites.  

TRADING STANDARDS:This web page is run by the Trading Standards Institute, and it offers advice if you are having problems with the provision of goods and services. The Trading Standards Institute is a professional membership association representing trading standards professionals in the UK and overseas.  It promotes consumers, encouraging honest business and targeting rogue traders.

CONSUMER DIRECT:  This website tells you about goods and services, your rights, and consumer issues.  Consumer Direct is a government-funded telephone and online service offering information and advice on consumer issues.

U3A: The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK.  U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

IT: Find out how to get to grips with computers and the internet on these web pages from Age Concern.  The four national Age Concerns in the UK have joined together with Help the Aged to form new national charities dedicated to improving the lives of older people, but for the time being the charities are still running separate websites.  

WORK AND PENSIONS: This website is run by the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK.  This government department is responsible for a range of benefits and services for pensioners and people planning pensions. On these pages you can access information on areas relating to you to find out whether you can get any of the goods and services.

AGE AND EMPLOYMENT: This is the website of  the Employer's Forum on Age (EFA).  It contains information about age discrimination in the workplace, age information and research, and your legal rights. 

RETIREMENT COURSES: Click here to go to the 'Commercial Resources' tab which has links to retirement courses covering key aspects of retirement from health and leisure to finance and relationships

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