The Better Later Lives project is for people over pension age who may have experienced a life change and need some support to think about what happens next. Perhaps you have lost a loved one and are wondering how life will be in the future, or you have had a diagnosis of a medical condition and would like to explore how you can live as well as possible. Our co-ordinators can visit you at home, or meet in a local place of your choosing, to help you explore what really matters to you and what steps you would like to take. Perhaps you’d like to find out about things to do locally, or you’d like help to apply for benefit entitlements. Our aim is to help you get more out of later life!
Some of the situations we have supported so far have been:
- relationship breakdown
- deterioration in health
- financial changes
- change of living arrangements
We can usually only arrange one home visit, but we will be able to provide follow up information and advice by telephone or letter.
We are not able to give regulated financial, debt, legal or immigration advice, but can usually put you in touch with a more appropriate organisation.
We are particularly interested in supporting people who are feeling lonely and are looking to get more out of life.
If you think this service might be useful for you or someone you know, please get in touch with us to discuss further.
Due to the latest advice and guidance, we are putting in place measures to protect our clients, volunteers and staff.
This service will run via telephone call rather than home visiting for the time being. We are currently reviewing the situation and exploring how and which activities we can safely restart. Please continue to keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the most up to date information.
As the guidance surrounding the coronavirus (COVID - 19) is evolving daily we will continue to review how we can best support older people across Devon during this difficult time.