PCS affiliations and useful contacts

Keep up to date with the campaign activity of the various organisations.  Some (e.g. NPC and Age Concern) issue regular monthly e-updates which you can subscribe to via their website.

Affiliations

National Pensioners Convention (NPC)

The NPC is a campaigning body of pensioners, for pensioners, representing over 300 affiliated organisations. The main policies of the NPC call for a decent state pension linked to average earnings, improvements in the health and social care of older people, free public transport and an end to age discrimination.

Trades Union Congress (TUC)

The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. With 54 affiliated unions representing 6.2 million working people from all walks of life, they campaign for a fair deal at work and for social justice at home and abroad.

 

A-Z of organisations for information and advice

Age Action Alliance (AAA)

A partnership of organisations from civil society and the public and private sectors, which celebrates the lives of older people and their contribution to society. Established in 2011.

Age UK

A charity which gives help and advice for older people. Locally it provides services focussing on the needs of older people.  Nationally, it campaigns to influence government.

The Charity for Civil Servants for you by you

Formerly The Civil Service Benevolent Fund, the Civil Service's occupational charity helps all people who work or have worked in the Civil Service and their families; also those employed / were employed by bodies closely aligned to the Civil Service (e.g. the Imperial War Museum).

Citizens Advice Bureau

Helps people by providing free, independent and confidential advice and by influencing policymakers.

Civil Service Pensions

The site for current and prospective members of the Civil Service pension arrangements.

National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP)

NFOP campaigns to improve the lives of members through improved pensions, health services and transport, amongst other things.

Pension credit (Gov.uk)

Provides information on entitlement to and how to claim pension credit.

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)

RVS volunteers deliver personal and practical support to help older people and raise awareness of the issues older people face through campaigns and research.

State pension (Gov.uk)

Information on entitlement to, claiming of and the impact of recent changes to entitlement of the state pension.

Tax help for older people

An independent free tax advice service for older people on low incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional advice.

 

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