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18/02/2014 | Posted in Lasting Power of Attorney

Like many savers, Ernest Woodford received a letter last year telling him that the interest rate on his savings account would be cut.But Mr Woodford, 89, is in poor health and moved to a residential care home in 2011.He had awarded legal powers to his family to manage his financial affairs on his...

19/11/2013 | Posted in Budapest Personal Tour Guide

So I needed to visit fabulous Budapest to determine if one of our clients is actually married to the Hungarian lady that he states he is (long story)Good trip and the city astounded me so I decided to stay longer to take a personal tour of fabulous Budapest. Guess what? .. I happened to meet the...

18/07/2013 | Posted in News

It’s official: large swathes of the UK are experiencing a heatwave. The MET office has raised the heatwave warning to "level three" for south-west England, the West Midlands, the South East and London. Level two warnings are in place for the east of England, East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber...

18/07/2013 | Posted in News

A carer has walked free from court despite being found guilty of stealing from an 88-year-old widower. Halton Magistrates Court handed mother-of-two Gemma Reid, 26, a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 24 months, after she admitted to taking money from the vulnerable pensioner she was caring...

17/07/2013 | Posted in News

 Neighbourhood Watch groups could be called upon to provide companionship and practical assistance to 'lonely’ and ‘miserable' older people, a government minister has suggested. Social care minister Norman Lamb said the 173,000 Neighbourhood Watch groups in England and Wales were well placed...

16/07/2013 | Posted in News

Severe financial worries could be behind a massive surge in calls to a mental health helpline. Mental health charity Mind has reported and 50 per cent rise in calls to their confidential Infoline with large numbers of callers describing “acute and complex” problems, often linked to their financial...

16/07/2013 | Posted in News

Dementia patients are still receiving poor care in some hospitals, a new report has found. The second National Audit of Dementia has revealed that, even though some improvements have been made since the last audit in 2011, in many areas there has been little progress. Researchers from the Royal...

12/07/2013 | Posted in News

Many healthcare assistants (HCA) are not receiving proper training even though some are performing tasks usually done by doctors or nurses, a new report has found. The independent Cavendish Review found that HCAs were receiving no “consistent” tutelage and for some training amounted to nothing more...

11/07/2013 | Posted in News

Older people who have Alzheimer's disease appear to have a lower risk of also developing cancer, researchers have found. In a study of more than 200,000 people, the largest of its kind, researchers found that Alzheimer’s sufferers have a 43 per cent lower risk of developing cancer than other...

10/07/2013 | Posted in News

A senior care worker has been jailed after an elderly dementia patient nearly drowned in the bath. Natalie Gillan, 30, was jailed for six months after she admitted to the wilful neglect of a person who lacks mental capacity. Doreen Graham, 82, suffered brain damage after Gillan left her alone in a...

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