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News and views for caregivers

What’s happening in the world that can help – or hinder – families in caring for older relatives? Here are the stories we’ve found that caregivers should know about for the sake of their families and their own futures: HMRC has been charging too much on pension withdrawals More women than men are taking out […]

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Eldercare news

Our regular roundup of news affecting our older friends and relatives and how we can support them. In this issue: Over 55s lose most to fraud, but more millennials are falling for scams Pharmacies to offer heart checks and prescribe statins Hearing aids can help fight dementia Online GP consultations at Boots, for a price […]

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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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Scamming phone callers asking for payment cards

It’s always wise to be wary of the identity of a person you don’t know when speaking to them on the phone, even if they give you a name or a phone number. If a call you’ve received ‘doesn’t seem quite right’, it’s better safe than sorry. Report fraud or attempted fraud, by contacting Action […]

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