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Benefits for the hearing disabled

... Benefits for the hearing disabled HEARING LOSS, BENEFITS, AUDIOLOGY The World Health Organisation has predicted that by 2030 adult-onset hearing loss will be one of the top ten problems in Britain, outstripping both cataracts and diabetes. So how do you get help and are there ...

Tax benefits for older people

... Tax benefits for older people FINANCE, TAX, BENEFITS, ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE Do my ageing parents still have to pay tax? What benefits and schemes are there to help them? When you're helping relatives and friends to manage their finances as they get older, there ...

We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit

... We chose to sell medals for Branse's benefit Alzheimer's, care fees, social care, care home, story Image provided by Dix Noonan WebbThis week's exclusive story is told by Sarah.Sarah Guthrie, the daughter of Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, talks about her family's choice to ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden RETIREMENT, GARDENING, MOBILITY, EXERCISE Productive gardening is a joy for many reasons. But success depends greatly on the quality of the soil in which plants grow- and creating great compost is hard physical work ...

The benefits of care over the phone

... The benefits of care over the phone loneliness, eldercare, communication, mental health John Wilson, Project Director of Link Line London, shares his expertise in the field of telephone support and talks about the benefits of care over the phone. I was active in ...

The health benefits of plants for your parent

... The health benefits of plants for your parent gardening, mental health, dementia, story This week's storyteller is Clare Long. Clare, founder of Granny Dodo's Gardens, shares how flowers can be more than just gifts for our parents, they can also bring enjoyment ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 1)

... a trust? Trusts are mainly to control family assets and make sure sources of wealth and finance are protected. They can be of benefit to anyone, regardless of the level of their assets. People set up trusts so they can dictate how their money is going ...

Enjoying nature and the outdoors with a family member with dementia

... family member with dementia DEMENTIA, EXERCISE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOBILITY Being out in nature and sharing activity outside is something which brings immediate benefits to people living with dementia and we believe is a crucial part of "living well". The outdoors is the original multi-sensory ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... claiming or will that just increase next year's premium? Is it better to stick with one insurer in the hope of getting customer loyalty benefits or to shop around? To help guide you through the mire of insurance gobbledygook, here are some of the main things to ...

A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... amongst those who can enjoy discounts on travelling by train by taking up railcard offers. Northern Rail has created this quick guide to the benefits of railcards in the UK and how to apply for them. In terms of comfort, availability and ease of access, train ...