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What happens if a relative dies intestate?

... you will fund your claim. While it is possible to obtain funding under an insurance policy, this scenario is not particularly common and Community Legal Service funding (formerly known as Legal Aid) or other government assistance is rarely available. Consequently, a popular funding method ...

Treatment and care to slow the progress of dementia

... needs in the UK despite the work of some 500,000 care workers who are dedicated to supporting the vulnerable and elderly of our communities. Watching loved ones go through any illness is tough and when coupled with financial worries and questions over care it can add to ...

Carers support groups, can they help?

... accompanied by an ever-increasing stress level. Feeling supported. Whether you're talking online or attending group meetings being a part of a carer "community" provides you with a non-threatening environment where you can ask for advice without feeling like you're admitting defeat. You can't do everything ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... effective complaints procedure in place for the residents? As a relative, do you feel the care home would welcome your involvement in the community life? Some questions residents themselves may wish to ask How person-centred is the home? Does it treat residents as individuals or according ...

What does a hospice do?

... likely refer them to a hospice further afield. If your parent is visited regularly by a district nurse they could refer them to a community palliative care nurse or a Hospice at Home service. Hospice at Home services are largely overseen and supported by the National Association for ...

Is it time to hang up the car keys?

... independence. If you want to encourage your parents to leave the car at home, it's worth investigating the alternatives. Is there a community transport scheme that will take your parents from door to door? Local charities organise these in many areas. What's the situation with ...

How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... and ask them what they need to help them balance life successfully. Invite them to join panels or get involved in setting up carer communities. 7. Set up internal networks so that employee carers can support each other. Facilitate meetings with invited speakers as well as ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... and gain insight into home life. The nationwide initiative arranges events and activities to help build lasting links between the residents and their local communities. The theme of the day is the arts and valuing staff, so whether you want to pop down to see the creative ...

How tradition makes living with dad the obvious choice

... it's very much a part of our culture. Members of extended family living under the same roof are common and expected in the Asian communities. We have all agreed on ground rules and as things occur that challenge one or other of us we talk about them. ...

Planning a funeral: Answers for the bereaved

... guidance on what local venues may be suitable for your budget and party size. Potential venues include pubs, restaurants, social clubs, community halls and the home of someone who was a family member or friend. What timescales do you need to work to? Whilst ...