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Why do I need to know about Personal Health Budgets now?

... of ways you or your parent can manage the budget and you should choose the option that you feel is right for you both. 1. Direct Payment A direct payment is a cash payment that is paid into a bank account in your parent's name- or your ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... in. They should not be worn in duller weather or at night as they seriously reduce the ability to see Read Winter driving part 1: Being prepared here. CAT Driving operates in Surrey and offers refresher training for older and nervous drivers. Call Dave Hall on ...

Dementia, creativity and napkins... yes napkins!

... a week or longer. With 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, a figure that's set to rise to over 1 million by 2021 according to the Alzheimer's Society, a creative approach needs to be exercised alongside a clinical one in order to maximise ...

When a loved one loses their sight

... Seek specialist support There are lots of local and national organisations, like Blind Veterans UK, that are there for people with sight loss 1 Blind Veterans UK's survey of the vision impaired ex-Service population, 2015-40 If your parent has lost their sight, has just been diagnosed ...

How to contest a will and why

... , and one that usually only occurs in cases where amounts of money are specifically mentioned, i.e. the writing of 100 instead of 1,000. Of course, these cases can be mathematically worked out through the remaining amount of the estate, assuming it has ...

Mother's Day gift guide: What to get your elderly parent

... mum for Mother's Day can be beautifully printed and presented for you by I Promise. Their motto is give thoughts, not things and 1 from every Mother's Day promise will go to charity Kids Company to help disadvantaged inner-city children. We like that. If you found ...

Tax benefits for older people

... has a personal tax-free allowance (unless their income exceeds 100,000, when they begin to lose the allowance at a rate of 1 for every 2 in excess). If their total taxable income is greater than their personal allowance then they'll have to pay some ...