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Ready meals for the elderly - what's on the menu?

... for. As well as meals delivery WRVS also offers a variety of free social and luncheon clubs that your parent may be able to attend on a regular basis. To find out more about the clubs and delivery services in your parent's area visit the WRVS Homepage and ...

Whose house is it anyway? A question of home ownership

... children. Some couples (or relatives living together) are not married and so will not benefit from the transfer of their Inheritance Tax allowance( 325,000). They may wish to use Tenants in Common as a legitimate method of passing on some of their ...

Stocking the cupboards

... too long term) Elsewhere Cash Stamps Crossword or Sudoku compilation book, Word Searches are also good Plasters Antiseptic cream or rinse Painkillers as allowed Flu and cold remedy as allowed Diarrhoea relief, to be balanced with Constipation relief Any other useful ideas? Tell us what you ...

What to do when a parent dies

... Return identification. You should also return any driving licence to the DVLA and the passport to the passport office. 5. Claim bereavement allowance. If your parent has left a wife or husband, it may be possible for them to request an allowance for a year ...

How to contest a will and why

... set of legislation that can create an even more unsatisfactory outcome for many. Questioning contents rather than document legality There are two caveats which allow for contesting the actual contents of the will without having to question the legality of the document itself. These can offer a much ...

Is a pet for your parent a good idea?

... or your parent click here. The Cinnamon Trust also offers a Pet Friendly Care Homes Register which provides a comprehensive list of homes that allow pets. Sheltered housing might be more of a problem some are still overburdened by the anxieties of health and safety issues and will ...

In, out, shake it all about

... my dad's prostate started to misbehave. A few zaps of laser treatment though, and it had reduced back down to a size to allow normal flow of pee once more. Then trouble came in the form of heart surgery. In went a catheter for the duration ...

Bridging the distance between us

... her principal carer. They muddled through for years until my father himself became ill, starting to show signs of delusional paranoia. After attending PE College in Durham I had already moved south to work. I had a great job and life was good. When my ...

How to make downsizing a good experience

... could be useful, could be valuable)- aesthetic (simply pleasurable or beautiful) Understanding the reason behind holding on to the possession allows us to deal with the emotional issues faced by the downsizer. A bit of empathy can go a long way here. Conversely ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... hopes of finding the cause of her drastic weight loss and near-crippling depression. On an unusually cold and rainy day in September 2008 we attended a memorial service for one of her sisters-in-law. I sat opposite her at lunch and it was clear to me that she was ...