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Saving money on your parents' energy bills

... is funded by the energy suppliers, and provides information on grants, payment schemes and benefits that may be available as well as basic advice about energy efficiency. If you or your parents have difficulty hearing you can use their Minicom service. They have produced a factsheet ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 2)

... the best of your ability you should not be liable personally. If you are unsure of your obligations it is essential that you get advice. As an executor of the will, what will I need to know/do about the trust? If you are the ...

How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... or the emergency services as soon as possible to prevent your parent's condition worsening. What are the short-term solutions? Aside from the obvious advice around ensuring your parent's hydrated, shaded from the sun and applying copious amounts of sun cream to protect their skin there are certain ...

Improvements in accessibility in public transport

... accessible around the UK's capital. Did you know, for example, that the TfL now has a dedicated service where people can get advice about planning to use a service provided by the organisation on an accessible route? Those taking advantage of this initiative can even request ...

Care fees funding and deprivation of assets: the rules

... the Local Authority Ombudsman could be considered.If this does not result in a satisfactory conclusion, then you and your parent could consider taking legal advice as to whether the decision could be challenged through the courts, perhaps using judicial review if it was felt that the decision making ...

Thoughts on living with an enlarged prostate

... has not sorted itself out naturally, there are a number of courses of action. The NHS offers treatments in the form of lifestyle advice, medication, some surgery options and possible laser treatment. If you're willing to pay, private medicine offers a wide range of ...

Visiting grandparents in their new care home

... for helping children to understand a grandparent' move to a care home. Just use the comment box below. If you'd like more advice on getting the most from care homes you might like these articles: 10 questions to ask before choosing a care homeWhat to expect ...

Urinary incontinence: causes, treatments, symptoms

... it could be the by-product of another illness that affects muscle control, such as Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Seeking medical advice and services Understandably, many people are both concerned and embarrassed by their incontinence, no matter how slight. Managing and controlling incontinence ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... protected their money from misuse and have helped "reduce the risk of living in poverty towards the end of life". The Citizens Advice Bureau also voiced their concerns for the finances of current and future retirees advising caution for those seeking to invest their pension fund. ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... older people, adaptive tools, guides to setting up gardening clubs etc Thrive also offers an easier gardening website, containing specialist information and advice to keep everyone gardening whatever their disability Usborne Spotters Guides and Cards is an excellent source of activities and nature-based reference material Studies around ...