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Dementia Action Week: Why Early Diagnosis is Critical

From 16th May – 22nd May 2022 it is Dementia Action Week. There are an estimated 900,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK – a figure that is expected to rise to 1.4 million by 2030. One in three of us will go on to develop dementia in our lifetime, making dementia the […]

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How to cut down on your home energy bill

Worried about rising energy costs? This comprehensive guide offers you clever and practical ways to save on your energy bills. The energy crisis is a complex and evolving issue caused by a combination of factors: cold winters, depleting energy supplies as well as sanctions on Russian imports. While renewable energy sources are an important priority […]

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Cost of Living Crisis Hits Unpaid Carers in the UK

Last month, Carers UK published new research indicating that just under half (45%) of carers are unable to manage their monthly expenses due to the cost of living crisis out-pricing them and no emergency increase in benefits to assist those struggling. The research, conducted on 3,300 unpaid carers, showed that 46% of those surveyed “feel […]

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Are You Covered if Your Ceiling Caves In?

A home incident such as your ceiling caving in can not only be a major inconvenience to your life – it can also be a costly repair job. In this article, we’ll take a look at whether your home insurance would cover your ceiling caving in, and what steps you should take if this happens […]

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Personal Independence Payment: What You Need to Know

In the UK, people affected by a disability, illness, or limited mobility may be entitled to benefits from the government to improve your day-to-day life, whether that’s hiring care for your needs, or to supplement your income. Benefits can make a huge difference to your daily life when living with a disability – providing the […]

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Mobility Scooter Rules on Public Transport and Roads

If you have a mobility scooter that can be driven on the roads, you’ll need to know what laws and regulations apply to you in order to keep you and those around you safe. In general, the rules for mobility scooters on the road are the same for motorists. However, there are some cautionary rules […]

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Mobility Scooters and Third Party Liability Cover

Mobility scooter insurance can cover you and your scooter in the case of an accident, theft, or damage. A range of things are covered on your policy; personal accident, legal expenses, and third party liability. In this article, we’ll be covering what exactly third party liability cover is, and why it may be an important […]

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Are Self-Storage Prices Likely to Increase in 2022?

In 2020, the demand for warehouse and storage space rocketed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, storage facilities are now fuller than ever two years on, with the demand unlikely to drop. In this article, we’ll take a look into exactly why storage warehouses increased in popularity, whether this means prices are likely […]

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Latest Government Plans To Strengthen Protections for Disabled Passengers When Flying

Earlier this year, the government announced their plans to strengthen airline passenger rights, including stronger protections for disabled passengers in particular. The plans aim to make compensation easier to airline customers to claim for when their flights are delayed, add more power to disputes over compensation, as well as to provide more protection for wheelchairs […]

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What Support are You Entitled to as a Carer?

A carer is someone who regularly cares for a person who is unable to take care of themselves or do some everyday tasks independently due to an illness or disability. Many carers do not see themselves as such, as they are often a spouse, parent or daughter, or close friend or relative helping a loved […]

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How to Protect Your Home Against Flood Damage

In 2020, the economic losses due to flooding in the UK were estimated to be about £333 million. As the climate crisis grows, so does the risk of flooding throughout the year. Despite the government pledging to spend up to £5.2bn on flood defenses over the next five years, there are still regions in the […]

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How to Prevent Injury and Accidents in Your Role as a Carer

Being a carer is a hands-on job. Within your day-to-day tasks you may be helping to lift the person you care for in and out of bed, perhaps assist them with tasks such as personal hygiene and getting dressed, assisting them getting into the car, and more. As such, being a carer naturally include more […]

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What type of property do I own?

What type of property do I own? When you first look at buying a property, you are confronted with new and exciting terminologies. Words such as ‘bungalow’, ‘flat’, ‘townhouse’, ‘semi-detached’ and ‘detached house’ dominate online and store-front descriptions for a new potential home. While many of these terms may be self explanatory, when you take […]

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What Materials are my Walls made of?

Home insurance offers two types of insurance, Building and Contents. Building insurance covers the structure of your home, for example, the exterior walls, and not the belongings inside. It has to cover rebuild costs should a disaster of some kind cause significant damage, either to one section of your home, or, at worst, the entire […]

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What Grade Listing is my Property?

Listed residential buildings have special historical value, so they need special insurance to ensure their value is maintained should a disaster of some kind occur. The type of listing dictates the extent and cost of cover required to rebuild, restore, and renovate the building. Therefore, it’s essential for insurance providers to know what grade your […]

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Win An Insured Mobility Scooter For Christmas!

Please note this competition is now closed. It’s competition time again here at Surewise and we’re giving away an incredible Fully Insured Pride Apex Aluminite Mobility Scooter to one lucky winner so they have it in time for Christmas! This is one of the lightest aluminium travel scooters on the market, boasting airline safe batteries and […]

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What type of lock do I have?

When you take out one of our home insurance policies, we’ll ask you a few key questions to get your quotation right. In order to answer them correctly and tailor your cover to your specific needs, you may find this guide to common locks rather handy.  Why am I being asked to give such granular […]

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How To Keep Your Home Secure From Burglaries Over Winter

The longer and darker months of winter in the UK bring with them an increased risk of home break-ins and burglaries. In fact, the UK sees a 25% spike during the winter months which means that it’s extra important to make sure your house is secure.  Protecting your home from break-ins should be a priority […]

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How to Create an Emergency Plan for the Person You Care For

When someone relies on you on a daily basis for support and care, it can be a worrying thought to consider what would happen if you are unable to be there for any reason. Creating an emergency plan is something every carer should do in order to ensure the person you care for can always […]

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6 Things To Consider When Buying Storage Insurance

If you have run out of space, self-storage is an excellent option, and much like if the belongings were at your property, you need to know they are safe and secure. So, for extra peace of mind, it’s helpful to get storage insurance.  Some self-storage companies have insurance add-ons. However, these may include a hefty […]

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