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A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard

... A quick guide to the Senior Railcard and Disabled Persons Railcard TRAVEL, MOBILITY, RAILCARD, DISCOUNTS Older and disabled people are 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 ...

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 ...

Improvements in accessibility in public transport

... Improvements in accessibility in public transport TRAVEL, MOBILITY, DISABILITY, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, BUSES Public transport becomes more important to people who give up driving or can no longer walk far. How are public transport providers meeting the challenge of supporting older passengers and those with ...

Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance

... Family member needs care? Applying for Attendance Allowance ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE, PERSONAL CARE, DISABILITY Attendance Allowance can be paid to older relatives who need help with day-to-day living. We work through the application process to make a time-consuming task a little easier. We hear regularly ...

Caring for a disabled mother-in-law

... Caring for a disabled mother-in-law story, carer, independence, osteoporosis, eldercare Caron Sprake, author of eldercare blog Caron Cares, shares how she cared for her disabled mother-in-law whilst juggling family responsibilities. When I said "I do" I acquired not only a ...

Tax benefits for older people

... the following pointers. Attendance Allowance (AA) The first and perhaps most important benefit of all is Attendance Allowance. Many ill or disabled people over the age of 65 are missing out on the chance to claim Attendance Allowance, worth up to 82.00 per week in ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... How to find the right car insurance for your parent Insurance, disability, pension, driving license, blue badge, bus pass When They Get Older has teamed up with Ashley Shepherd, Managing Director of Over50choices.co.uk, to explore the murky waters of car insurance and ...

Adjusting to life in a wheelchair

... in a wheelchair for all sorts of health reasons after which life can change significantly from the norm. Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability shop designed2enable, found herself in this unexpected position at a younger age but her experience gives us an insight into the impact disability ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... as insuring them to use their scooter abroad. Both Fish and Chartwell have comprehensive insurance packages for scooter users which have been recommended by Disabled Motoring UK. Does my parent need lessons to driver a scooter? While a mobility scooter may be easier to drive than a ...

Who wants to listen to what you think?

... district nurses and dentists Travel Thanks to TripAdvisor, travellers are well accustomed to leaving and reading feedback about hotels and resorts they've visited. Disabled travellers are becoming better catered for too, with TripAdvisor offering a forum for travelling with disabilities. Sites such as World in a ...