LIVE - The magazine for Optivo residents Winter 2017 - Page 12

SUSSEX news Many of us worry about how we’re going to survive financially in our retirement years – but imagine trying to get by without any sort of pension or benefits. “I didn’t know where to turn but Katie put me in touch with Nigel who did some digging. He spent hours on the phone to various people helping to set me up with housing benefit as well as a State Pension and Pension Credits. I didn’t even think I was entitled to these. Worthing resident Ken Harris, 74, didn’t know where to start when it came to asking for financial support in his later years. But Housing Officer Katie Froome and Financial Inclusion Adviser Nigel Wicks, were able to help. “If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be sitting here now. I would have been in dire straits. I think I would have just got to the point where there would have been no money left and then that would’ve been it f ȁ+q'eЁձ)-ͅ胊q'eٕٔȁ)Ʌѥݡٕ+q%Ё݅ͻeЁȁѡ$ݽձe)䁵5)ѡ՝ЁЁͭ)ͥѥɔܸ$ݽձ)ɽѡȰQ䰁݅́) а٥)ٔɔɅ̸t)ݥѠѡЁѡ)ѡ́Ѽ$ɝ)ݡѡ́啅ȁ$)役ѡͥͅѥ)eЁ܁܁'eѡ̸$ɕ'e͔ѡ)ѼиeЁՙȁͥt)ݗeٕȀ啅́'eѡ)%ԁа)ɕ̸)嵅ѕѥټɜլ)ȁĀ(