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Older People's Champion

To ensure that older people are at the heart of our council’s activity - we have appointed an Older People’s Champion. The role of the champion is to advise the council on issues that support and encourage active, independent and healthy lives for older people.


Leisure facilities

As well as the usual facilities you'd expect from our sports centres and pools, many centres also run activities like active retirement classes, and offer free admission to senior citizens. Sessions at swimming pools are also discounted.

Don't forget that we also manage some beautiful areas of countryside park in West Lancashire and have some great places to visit. If you are interested in getting involved in organisations in your area, our A-Z of clubs and organisations should help you find something of interest.

Health and well being

The Central Lancs Primary Care Trust website will tell you more about patient services in the area. The Directgov website's section on health and well being (external link) explains:
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sport, lifestyle and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • NHS funded nursing care
  • The NHS Direct service
  • Free prescriptions and sight tests
  • Mental illness or incapacity


There is a section on Housing services for the elderly, which includes information about:

Advice and information

The Directgov website for the Over 50s (external link) focuses on:

The Department of Work and Pensions lists pension and retirement information (external link), they also run The Pension Service (external link) website - whether you are planning ahead, approaching retirement or have retired already, this site will help your money work for you and offers advice about benefits and winter fuel payments.

The Make a Will (external link) website offers useful facts and information on making a will. There's helpful tips on creating a will, planning for inheritance tax, probate and making changes to a will.


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Last Updated: 1/17/2014

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
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