Here are some links to general information that some of our members may find useful, along with details of the WTU3A Recommended Tradespeople information.
This is useful information for WTU3A members who may be looking for a recommended tradesperson to do a particular job.
Video calling has taken on special significance in 2020, but which service is right for you to stay in touch with your friends and family? Here is a run down of the technology available, courtesy of a recent article in the Third Age Matter magazine (Summer 2020 issue).
Action Fraud have reported many victims receiving an automated telephone call telling them their “National Insurance number has been compromised” and in order to fix this and get a new number, the victim needs to “press 1 on their handset to be connected to the caller”.
Keep yourself, friends and family aware and avoid the risk of being a victim of a scam/fraud during the coronavirus lockdown and afterwards.
Courier Fraud – Thames Valley Police advise you how to protect yourself from Courier Fraud
Scams – Thames Valley Police – book of scams.
Cyber scams – Thames Valley Police book of cyber scams.
Banking and Pension Fraud – Thames Valley Police advise you on how to be aware of potential fraud.
Martin Lewis – Stop Scams and phishing
On-line shopping safety – Thames Valley Police advise you how to be aware of on-line shopping scams.
Home Fire Risk Check – FREE basic assessment of the fire risks in your home and any alarms the Fire Service provide and fit during that check, are entirely FREE.
Thames Water – Water saving freebies!
Free OpenLearn Courses – Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study.
M.O.T. Reminder – sign up for a reminder when your MOT is due.
Railcards – Railcards allow you to purchase a train ticket at a reduced rate, typically 1/3 off the price of an adult fare.
Priority Services Register (Gas & Electricity) – Get extra support from your energy supplier.
Aylesbury Waterside – ATG Theatre Card – Various discounts available for ATG membership card holders.
Mature Drivers Free On-line Course Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is promoting safety awareness for older drivers. To support mature drivers and their families, TfB has developed an online e-learning module. The module contains all the information you need to retain independence and continue driving safely for as long as possible and can be accessed via www.buckscc.gov.uk/olderdrivers
Older Drivers Forum – The Older Drivers Forum is about keeping mature motorists on the road safely for longer.
The Bucks Older Peoples Action Group (BOPAG) is an independent, non-political, voluntary organisation made up of representatives from groups around the county and interested individuals
Their core message is Positive Ageing and through their directory, they can help provide older people with information which supports them to lead healthy, active and independent lives, consult with older people, find out what their issues are, and then do something about resolving those issues.
Are you looking after someone who cannot manage without you because they are ill, frail or have a disability?
If you have any other useful contact information to add to the above list that may be of interest to our members, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.