You could get £67.60 a week in Carer’s Allowance if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week. That makes it a pretty full-time job, although some people do fit part-time working into their day as well. There are rules. You can’t share a Carer’s Allowance with someone else. Only one person can […]Read more
It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.
When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.
Are you one of the estimated 13.6 million unpaid carers in the UK? The people who voluntarily provide support for family members and friends who are unable to live completely independently? If you are, then you’re contributing to saving the government around £132 billion a year, which is the value of the care that would […]Read more
With restrictions being eased in some situations but maintained in others, it’s difficult to get to the facts of how care home visiting is now being controlled as we enter 2022 in the UK. Here are the latest guidelines that can help. It’s worth revisiting them from time to time or whenever you are concerned […]Read more
With the rapid spread of the latest variation on Covid-19, most of us will be thinking about taking tests on a more regular basis. Here’s the advice on ordering testing kits, taking tests and reporting results. Symptoms Symptoms may appear up to two weeks after exposure to coronavirus, but usually around day five. The symptoms of […]Read more
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