Mrs Rogers added: “If a lifetime mortgage was going to make things easier for us, then I was all for it.
“What’s the point of sitting on a nest egg locked up in your house when it could be put to good use?
“Life was becoming a bit of a struggle. Using the equity we had built up in our house to make life better was the obvious thing to do.
“It feels fantastic to know that we don’t have to make mortgage payments every month any more. We’re never going back to that. It’s quite liberating.”
The pair decided to release £60,280 with Responsible Life through Aviva, with an interest rate of 4.5 percent.
They do not have any children, and their estate is set to pass to the Dogs’ Trust.