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Reducing the cost of broadband

Collaborative Post When it comes to keeping bills low, it helps to keep broadband affordable. In this guide we’ll look at why tariffs get high and how to find better, cheaper options. Broadband is a vital service utility that has a monthly contract that needs to be managed and budgeted for. As another household expense, […]

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How we created our DIY Lasting Power of Attorney

This is our experience of using forms available online from the UK government to set up our Lasting Powers of Attorney – and why we’ve done it now. Why set up LPAs? We’ve seen a number of families left in limbo when their loved ones became unable to manage their own finances or make decisions […]

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The importance of having an up-to-date Will

Once we finally get around to writing a Will, it’s very easy to put it in a drawer, marked ‘Job done’, and forget about it. Our expert guest blogger explains why that approach could mean problems later, and why it’s important to make sure a Will is current and clear.  The date of a Will, […]

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The ultimate guide to avoiding online fraud in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity and challenge of introducing older family members to the pleasures and pitfalls of the internet. But avoiding the predators is a long-term task. And it won’t be an easy one for anyone who isn’t constantly up-to-date and alert to the latest attempts to steal their data and […]

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Latest caregiver news June 2019

Highlights of this week’s roundup of eldercare news include: Thousands missing out on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in England and Wales TV licences for pension credit recipients only, but many could claim Financial abuse of vulnerable growing Dementia diagnoses rising, and more funding to find a solution Blue Badge parking scheme to be extended to […]

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Protecting older people from tax scams

Today’s scammers try to take on any persona possible to relieve the vulnerable of the contents of the bank accounts, or even their savings and investments. A particular favourite at the moment seems to be fake messages from the tax office, demanding payments or even offering to help with refunds from HMRC. What sort of […]

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