Posted: Wed 13th Apr 2016

Simon Says Campaign Is Launched

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 13th, 2016

Caerphilly County Borough Council and Caerphilly’s 50+ Forum have launched a series of positive action cartoons titled ‘Simon Says’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The cartoons are aimed at giving those aged 50 and over important information about day to day living, such as finance, health and leisure. The first of the bright and colourful cartoons is directed towards encouraging older residents to check with the Department for Work and Pensions service to confirm whether or not they are one of the 94,000 not claiming their pension credit. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The first in the series of informative cartoons has already reached 20,000 people through the 50+ Forum’s Caerphilly Over 50 Facebook page. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Robin Woodyatt, Cabinet Member for Social Services said: “I encourage those of pension age to contact the Department for Work and Pensions to find out whether or not they should be claiming Pension Credit. Those who are entitled to Pension Credit may also be entitled to a reduction in council tax, which could mean a substantial saving for those who are eligible. Don’t miss out, please make the call today”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Those of pension age should contact the Department for Work and Pensions on free phone number 0800 991 234. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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