Next Steps

What do you wish you’d known about retirement, before you retired?

Have you retired, fully or semi-retired? Are you planning for retirement, or on the verge of retirement? Or have you never really thought about not working? Perhaps you’ve been made redundant, or forced to retire due to your health, a loved one’s health, or similar circumstances?

We’re working to pull together an “experts by experience” guide, created from the contributions of knowledge, wisdom and experience provided by you, the people of Torbay to aid future retirees and others in similar positions.

We asked people around Torbay “What do you wish you’d known about retirement, before you retired?” and recorded their responses in the following playlist:

If you would like to contribute towards this guide, let us know. We’re aiming to find out what concerns you the most, and develop focus-groups, based on the topics that are brought up frequently, or are of most importance to you, and really delve deep to create something truly useful to those retiring in Torbay.

Next Steps evening sessions

We will be holding events to explore the subject and gather your thoughts – we want to curate a guide that will be a legacy for Torbay and for future generations to come.

You have two upcoming dates to choose from, either Tuesday 9th April or Wednesday 17th April, both 6pm-8pm at The Boathouse, Marine Dr, Paignton, Devon TQ3 2NJ.

Book via Eventbrite, call 01803 212638, or email

PLEASE NOTE: These two sessions are aimed at those unable to attend our first three sessions around Torbay, which took place 26th-28th February. If you did attend any of those sessions, you don’t really need to come to either of these.

Contact us:

Phone: David Gledhill – 01803 212638


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