Retired community

When we say people are life-long beneficiaries of the Charity, we mean it. Our support extends into retirement for you and your dependants. Find out more how we could support you.

Support that lasts a lifetime

Just because you've finished your time in the fire service, doesn't mean the support available to you from the Charity has finished. If you completed five years or more in the fire service (or two if you were made redundant) or you had to retire on medical grounds, you're a beneficiary for life. That means we can support you and your dependants for the rest of your life. Below are some of the ways we can help you to enjoy a happy, healthy retirement.

What we can help you with

You've spent your career helping others, so we're here to help you. From signposting you towards local groups to socialise with to providing you with preventative information to keep you healthy, here's how we can help you lead a long, happy retirement.

What we can offer

Ensuring you get the right support, delivered to you in the right way and at the right time. This is the corner stone on which our support philosophy is based. We know that everybody is different and so is their experience of retirement.

Therefore we'll work with you to find a solution that works for you. This may include offering a confidential video consultation with a member of our team using, putting you in touch with one of our Living Well Groups, referring you to a Welfare Caseworker or inviting you for a residential stay at one of our centres. We may also signpost you to health and wellbeing apps that we feel could be beneficial to you, or help you find groups in your local community for you to join. Whatever it is, our teams will work with you to find the best fit for you.

Tony's story

Former Deputy Chief Fire Officer Tony Proctor became anxious and stressed after he retired. He approached the Charity for help and received psychological support, which now allows him to enjoy his retirement. Read his story here.

Read other beneficiaries' stories of the support they've received from the Charity here.

Resources for retirement

Browse our library of self-help articles or recommended health and wellbeing apps.