In our second pensioner newsletter of 2021 we cover a range of topics including:

  • An introduction from the Director of Civil Service Pensions
  • Looking out for your loved ones: How you can help loved ones prepare for when you’re no longer around
  • An update on the 2015 Remedy for pensioners
  • An article about tackling loneliness

This page contains supporting information to go alongside the newsletter.

Tackling loneliness – more information & useful links

In this item, we shared some tips and information on how we can help address and minimise loneliness. Here’s some extra information:

Staying connected

Re-engage is a charity that holds regular free Sunday afternoon tea parties for people over the age of 75 who live alone.

Learn more at (opens in a new window)

Making plans you can look forward to

Independent Age has a guide on what to do if you're feeling lonely, including activities you can try. Order a free copy by calling 0800 319 6789, or email

Discounts on phone/broadband packages

Money Supermarket have some useful guidance on this in their broadband guide for the elderly.

Getting involved in your community

The Silver Line helpline (0800 470 8090) can let you know what's going on in your area.


There are countless volunteering opportunities available - find out about what’s happening in your area at (opens in a new window)

Learn something new

The University of the Third Age (U3A) offers older people the chance to learn or do something new. Run by volunteers, you get the chance to do, play or learn something you haven't tried before – without any exams. It's also a great place to meet new people. Find your local U3A at (opens in a new window)

Share your views to win £100

We’d love to understand what you thought of this newsletter. We’re offering you the chance to enter a draw to win a £100 love to shop voucher, just for sharing your opinions in a short survey.

If you have a couple of minutes to spare you can enter the survey here (opens in a new window).

We’ll contact the winner in the New Year.

28 January 2022
Last updated:
9 April 2024