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Do you feel safe in your home?

Burglary advice‘A man’s home is his castle’. Do you feel safe at home? Are you worried about strangers ringing your doorbell? Have you read about burglaries in your area? How does this make you feel?

If you have any concerns about your safety at home, the Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams offer free home security advice. Visits can be booked via e-mail   You can also search for crime information for your street via this link.


Pension Wise – a free and impartial government service

Pension WiseThis is available to people aged 50 or over who have a defined contribution pension. This is a pension based on how much you and possibly your employer paid into your pot. It’s not a final salary pension. You’ll get personal guidance on what you can do with your pension pot. Pension Wise guidance specialists are impartial. They don’t recommend any products or companies and won’t tell you how to invest your money. Follow this link for further information. Face to face appointments are now available at Citizens Advice offices in both Harrogate and Ripon.

Warning: This is a free service. Check that ‘gov.uk’ is in the web address, to avoid incurring charges from look alike websites.

Need advice about caring for someone following discharge from hospital?

Hospital discharge


Carers UK has produced a new factsheet which provides clear, up-to-date information for carers who are looking after someone who is coming out of hospital.

The factsheet outlines carers’ rights during the discharge procedure, the steps that should be followed when a person being cared for is discharged, and what to do if things go wrong. The information has been fully updated following the implementation of the Care Act 2014.