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

... you in slowing down. To brake on ice and snow without locking your wheels, get into a low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall and use your brakes gently Road conditions. Be aware that in wintry weather road surfaces are often wet and ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... beach or places of interest. Parents who are still able to wander as well as parents with limited mobility will enjoy the nearness which allows them the freedom to explore. A garden to sit out in means your parents don't have to drive or walk anywhere if they ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... the two of them, I'd reached my breaking point. I knew I needed support, but was unable to leave them alone to attend support group meetings away from home. I turned to the internet in search of somewhere I could share my feelings and feel a ...

Improvements in accessibility in public transport

... report under various disability discrimination legislation. All bus service providers are now legally to follow a new set of rules: Access must be allowed to users with guide dogs or assistance dogs that are wearing jackets with appropriate signage. A driver, inspector or conductor can no ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... you and other family members via the Respexi web site. Messaging Your parent can use email and Skype, but you decide who is allowed to contact your parent and whose messages go straight into the bin. This feature aims to protect your parent from spam completely. ...

Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... parent lives in a rural area where pavements aren't always available. If there is absolutely no alternative then a Class 2 scooter will be allowed on the road. Try to plan routes that don't require this, for your parent's own safety and consideration of other road users ...

How can I coordinate my parent's care?

... views on whether their experience would encourage them to recommend that surgery. Anything we should be asking my parent's GP? Whether your parent attends their doctors' appointments alone or you accompany them it may be a good idea to make a list of all the health issues ...

What's new for older people in the Autumn Statement 2014?

... 000 from 2,880.Transferable Tax AllowanceFrom 6 April 2015 married couples and civil partners may be eligible to transfer 10% of their tax allowance to the other partner. The option will be available to couples where neither pays tax at the higher or additional rate.New Individual Savings ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... bills. Having said that, the same level of cover should be available on a yearly basis so after the 12-month period, the allowance available would be 'reset' (providing the policy is renewed) and payment for further treatment would continue. Non-lifetime pet insurance pays ...

Retirement living to look forward to

... families are happier. Combining lessons from The Green House Project with my own experience led to the creation of Evermore- a model that allows older people to retain their independence, feel secure, and be supported in doing the things they love. Like the Green House ...