The UK government has determined that the provisions of the Care Act 2014 should be eased during the current crisis. New guidance sets out how local authorities can use the new Care Act provisions, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to prioritise care and support for those who need it most. The government is stressing that […]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.
COVID-19. In these extraordinary times, we’ll be working to point you in the direction of information and advice from the experts on how to look after yourselves and your parents. We’ll post articles that provide useful tips, and signpost where to go for more help. Just look under the Health tab for our Coronavirus section, or search for articles. And look after yourselves.
Loneliness amongst older people was a growing crisis before the arrival of COVID-19. Now many of our parents are wisely staying at home completely, or following current government advice to only go out for walks and essential foods and medicines. The usual support and interest groups are on hold. Community centres have closed. Libraries aren’t […]Read more
This page is devoted to links for official and expert information for everyone with questions about specific health conditions and what we can and can’t do in the crisis. We will be updating the page regularly as more advice becomes available. Government advice and resources Protecting the extremely vulnerable at risk of severe illness Register […]Read more
With instructions to stay in to protect yourself and family from the COVID-19 virus, how can we make sure our parents are getting the food they need? Here are some thoughts that apply today, but with the rate of change it will be a good idea to check latest status when you want to place […]Read more
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