July 2011

20/07/2011 - 10:42

Bon Marché, the leading women's clothes store, has been following the work that we have been doing since the release of Rights 4 Seniors and wish to offer our visitors an exclusive discount.

Logo for Bon Marché, the leading ladies' clothes store.You will get 10% off when you spend over £15 in-store.

All you have to do print this voucher or, if you do not have a printer, quote the code 10%fashion.

Basic terms and conditions apply so check the voucher for details or contact Bon Marché directly.

Future Vouchers

Rights 4 Seniors will be following the success of this offer with keen interest. We will liaise with the management of this very popular fashion store to gauge its uptake by you. Demand for this exciting pilot voucher will lead us to offer you future discounts from businesses and service providers throughout Northern Ireland. So watch this space!

Simple disclaimer

This discount is being offered by Bon Marché to Rights Seniors' visitors and is specific to Northern Ireland. Rights 4 Seniors though has no input in the management of the offer or financial interest in its success. Any queries, please contact your local Bon Marché store directly.

We merely hope you enjoy its use!


19/07/2011 - 09:35

A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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BBC News: Hundreds to welcome golf champion, Darren Clarke, home to Portrush. Read more...


BBC News: Cancer rate rising in middle-aged.

BBC News: A nudge is not enough to change lifestyles. Read more...

BBC News: Judge asked to let brain-damaged woman die. Read more...


UTV News: Northern Ireland dole queue getting longer.

Social Media

BBC News: Facebook and Skpe's video-chat link-up.

Related Information

BBC Northern Ireland News

UTV News

05/07/2011 - 12:17

Below is a list of areas across Northern Ireland from which you can get fuel stamps from St. Vincent de Paul. They are divided by county for quick reference.

Please telephone St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) directly for specific addresses or further information on 028 9035 1561.

County Antrim

  • Ballymena
  • Carnlough
  • Randalstown
  • Whitehead

County Armagh

  • Armagh
  • Bessbrook
  • Craigavon
  • Keady
  • Lurgan
  • Newry (2 SVP outlets in the city)
  • Portadown

County Derry/Londonderry

  • Coleraine

County Down

  • Banbridge
  • Castlewellan
  • Hilltown
  • Kilcool
  • Kilkeel
  • Newcastle
  • Newry (2 SVP outlets in the city)
  • Rostrevor
  • Warrenpoint (2 SVP outlets in the town)

County Fermanagh

  • Ederny
  • Enniskillen
  • Irvinestown
  • Lisnaskea
  • Newtownbutler
  • Roslea

County Tyrone

  • Omagh (4 SVP outlets in the town)


Related Information

Payments and plans to make paying energy bills more affordable.

Google map of Northern Ireland

St. Vincent de Paul website

04/07/2011 - 14:33

TV Licensing have kindly given Rights 4 Seniors essential information that may save you money or hassle. For a start, your television licence will be free if you are aged 75 or over.

The Television Licensing logo.A colour TV licence would normally cost £145.50.

Free Licence

You need a TV Licence to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on TV. This is the case whatever equipment you use. There are some instances when concessions are available however:

If you are aged 75 or over you are entitled to apply for a free TV Licence. Once your free licence is issued it is valid for three years. After that you will be issued with a new one.

How to apply

Although it is free, people aged 75 or over do still need to apply for their TV Licence. To apply:

  • Have your national insurance number and date of birth to hand and
  • Fill in a form online or
  • Telephone 0300 790 6073

If you do not have your national insurance number, call 0300 790 6073 to arrange to provide other proof of your date of birth.

If you are not the current licence holder for your address and share your home with someone younger, you can still apply. Call TV Licensing as above and we will transfer your name onto the existing licence.

If you are 74

If your 75th birthday falls in the year covered by your next licence you can buy a short term licence to cover you until your next birthday (unless you live in Jersey or Sark where the rules are different). Having done this, you will automatically receive a free TV Licence when you turn 75.

Alternatively, if you have turned 75 but did not previously purchase a short term licence, you can claim a refund on an existing licence for the completed months that have passed since your birthday.

To buy a short term licence or claim a refund, call 0300 790 6073.

Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) Licence

The Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) Licence allows certain residents who live in homes qualifying for the scheme to use TV receiving equipment in their unit of accommodation. It costs £7.50.

To be eligible for the concession, you must be living in either a local authority care home providing accommodation for disabled and retired people or a home managed by a person registered under Part II of the Care Standards Act 2000. A warden should live on the premises or work there for at least 30 hours a week.

In addition, you must be retired and aged 60 or over or have a physical or mental disability.

Note for Wardens and Housing Managers

Wardens and housing managers should apply for and take responsibility for administering the licence on behalf of each person covered by it. They can call 0300 790 6011 for more information and to apply.

Further Information

Visit TV Licensing website or telephone 0300 790 6073.

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