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How to claim a lost pension

... it can be easy to lose track of the workplace pension schemes they're enrolled in. According to the Department for Work and Pensions there will be 50 million dormant workplace pension pots by 2050, which will contain 757billion in unclaimed cash. With nearly half of all missing ...

Understanding the options in elder care

... . Home care Home care gives your loved one the support they need to help them to stay in their own home. A carer will visit the house to help them with tasks they're no longer unable to carry out alone. Your home care choices are tailored to ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... or snow covered roads, adapt your driving accordingly: Reduce your speed. The chances of skidding are much greater and your stopping distance will increase massively. Only travel at a speed at which you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear. Speed ...

What's new for older people in the Autumn Statement 2014?

... a round-up of some of the key changes that might affect our parents.Starting rate of tax for savings incomeFrom 6 April 2015 the starting rate will reduce from 10% to nil and the maximum amount of eligible savings income will increase to 5,000 from 2,880.Transferable ...

What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... they may need to consider using a walking aid or making basic adaptations to their home. A grab rail by the front door step will help support them as they climb the step, or a rail in the bathroom by the toilet will assist them to stand up ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... their pet's needs. With more than 70 million pet owners over the age of 50 in the UK, pet insurance is something many will have to purchase. Helping your parent make the right choice can be difficult so here are a few factors to consider that can ...

How to find the right car insurance for your parent

... many grey areas, so much industry jargon. Do premiums go up or down the older you get? Is it worth 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 ...

How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 2)

... How can family trusts help to protect assets? (Part 2) inheritance tax, assets, property, will, trusts The subject of family trusts can be complicated at the best of times. To learn more about the role they can play in future-proofing your ...

Cool, calm and collected or collapsing, crying and crumpling?

... parents, taking on responsibility for their challenges can be incredibly stressful, especially as we have no idea of knowing when the next crisis will occur. Our expert Dr De-Stress explains how stress can undermine our well-being and offers tips on what to do about it. Life ...

How to report medical negligence in a care home

... actions for you to follow to formalise your complaint. If you don't receive the reassurance you need from your parent's care home that steps will be put in place to prevent further ill-treatment to protect your parent and other residents, you can escalate your complaint by sending it ...