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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... know. Picking a provider First your parent needs to choose an email provider. Quite simply, an email provider is an organisation that allows you to send, receive, accept and store emails. There are many free services to choose from such as Gmail, Yahoo ...

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 ...

Product review: EIO Emergency Smartcard

... provide that service- if it becomes widely recognised and used. The EIO card is a credit card-sized card with an NFC chip that allows the holder to store vital medical information and contact details on the company's secure website. That data is accessible to first responders first ...