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Radar Keys for Disabled Toilets: How to Get One

In this guide, we’ve covered how to get a RADAR key for disabled toilets, how to use your key, and tips for accessing disabled facilities when travelling in Europe. As a disabled person, it can be extremely inconvenient needing to request a disabled toilet to be unlocked by staff before you can use it.  Most […]

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Does Home Insurance Cover Heat Wave Damage?

Temperatures extreme enough to potentially cause damage to your home is a circumstance not many would imagine to be a problem to British homes, but with heat waves sweeping across the country at increasingly hotter levels, the question needs to be asked: does your home insurance cover heat wave damage? In this guide, we’ll take […]

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Dementia Caregiver Resources

In this guide, we’ve included a comprehensive list of the different resources available for dementia caregivers. This includes financial support, where to seek advice, emotional support, training and education, and more. Who to ask about dementia carer resources? If you feel you would like more access to resources to support you in your role as […]

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What is a Sunflower Lanyard?

The sunflower lanyard is now a nationally recognised symbol around the UK – but what exactly does it mean, and who can where one? In this guide, we’ve covered everything you need to know about the sunflower lanyard scheme. What is a sunflower lanyard? The sunflower lanyard can be identified as a green lanyard decorated […]

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Carer’s Allowance: A Total Guide

In this guide, we’ve provided a complete guide to what Carer’s Allowance is and who is entitled to it, so you can make sure you’re not missing out on what you’re owed. What is Carer’s Allowance? Carer’s Allowance is a benefit available to people spending 35 hours or more a week providing care to someone […]

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Counselling for Dementia Carers & Other Support

In this guide, we’ll cover the different types of counselling for dementia carers, therapies available, why this might benefit you, and other forms of support on offer to carers in the UK. Caring for a person with dementia can be an incredibly challenging time. Dementia is a complex condition that, as you may already know, […]

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Mobility Scooter Accessibility on Public Transport

At the end of 2020, a new mobility scooter permit scheme was rolled out by National Rail after a successful trial. The scheme is set to be rolled out to 21 routes and 140 stations across the National Rail network, with the aim of making rail travel more accessible for elderly and disabled passengers using […]

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Dementia Helplines for Carers

Whether you need emotional support, financial advice, questions answered, or something else, this guide contains a comprehensive list of helplines available to dementia carers whenever you need help. Carers Support Helplines Carer’s UK Carer’s UK provide a helpline to assist with benefits and financial support, your rights as a carer, services available to you, and […]

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Benefits for Dementia Carers

If you have reduced your hours at work or stopped working altogether in order to provide unpaid care for someone, you may be eligible for certain benefits. In this guide, we’ll go through the benefits available to dementia carers in the UK, as well as other discounts and allowances on offer to you and the […]

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Are Self-Storage Prices Likely to Increase in 2022?

During the pandemic, the demand for warehouse and storage space rocketed. 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 to rise, and what […]

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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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When Should Someone with Dementia Move into a Care Home?

In this guide, we’ve covered everything you may want to consider when it comes to deciding whether your loved one living with dementia may be ready to move into a care home. If you are a carer for a family member or friend with dementia, you may be looking toward the future and wondering at […]

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Understanding Dementia: A Guide to Caring for a Dementia Patient

In this guide, we’ve signposted some of the best resources online to help you better understand dementia – from facts and figures to treatment and support. Contents: Facts and figures Understanding dementia Types of dementia Symptoms of dementia Getting a diagnosis Support for carers Training for dementia carers Dementia currently affects more than 55 million […]

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Courses for Dementia Carers

This guide covers courses for dementia carers in the UK. Whether you’re an unpaid carer or employed carer, these courses can help you gain a better understanding of dementia, gain skills for communicating with someone with dementia, and ensuring you’re also looking after your own well-being. Whether you are a paid carer looking after people […]

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Training for Dementia Carers

In this guide, we’ve detailed training for dementia carers in the UK, as well as the more specialist courses available to employed carers looking after someone with dementia. Dementia in the UK In the UK, there are currently an estimated 900,000 people living with dementia – a figure that is projected to rise to 1.6 […]

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Dementia Caregivers and Depression

Carers for people with dementia can often experience depression. In this guide, we’ll highlight why that is, what symptoms to look out for, how it may affect you, and what support is available to any dementia carer experiencing depression or other mental health problems. Contents: Key facts Can being a dementia carer cause depression? How […]

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Where to Find Dementia Carer Support Groups

In this guide, we’ve covered how to find dementia carer support groups near you, professionally, or locally, to provide a community that understands what you and your family are going through. Despite there being over 500,000 dementia carers in the UK, for anyone providing care to a loved one with dementia, it can be an […]

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Are Dementia Patients Entitled to Free Care?

In this guide, we’ll cover if dementia patients are entitled to free care, and how you might be able to claim for this. Contents: Assessing a Dementia Patients’ Needs What are Primary Health Needs? How to be Assessed for NHS Care? Direct Payments Arranged Care If you or someone you care for have recently been […]

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What are the Pros and Cons of Thatched Roofs?

This guide details the pros and cons of thatched roofs, and what you may need to consider regarding your home insurance policy before installing one on your home. Thatched roofs are getting renewed attention in the UK, thanks in part to their eco-friendly credentials. Thatch is not exactly a new material, having been around for […]

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Support for Dementia Carers in the UK

In this guide, we’ve rounded up some of the top means of support available to dementia carers in the UK, so you can get the vital support that you need. Contents Financial Support Professional Support Community Support In England, there are currently an estimated 540,000 carers of people with dementia. Dementia is currently the leading […]

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Respite for Dementia Carers

In this guide, we take a look at what respite for dementia carers is, the replacement care options available to you, useful resources to find out more, and how to arrange respite care for the person you care for. Contents: What is Respite Care? Respite Care Options When Might Someone Need Replacement Care? Where to […]

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Do Dementia Carers Qualify for Carer’s Allowance?

In this guide, we’ll take a look at whether dementia carers qualify for carer’s allowance, what exactly this benefit is, and how to apply if you meet the criteria. Dementia carers are often the family members or close friends of the person suffering with the condition and as such, are often unpaid. However, that doesn’t […]

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5 Essential Tips for Maintaining Your Mobility Scooter Year Round

If you’ve just purchased a new mobility scooter, one of your first concerns should be learning how to maintain your mobility scooter to ensure it lasts as long as possible. In this guide, we’ll cover some of the key points you need to know about taking care of your scooter year round. Mobility scooters are […]

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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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