Help – There are Birds in my Roof!
If you’ve discovered birds in your roof, you may be worried about whether they can cause damage to your home by setting up their nest in there. In this guide, we’ll cover what you should do if you find birds in your roof and whether your home insurance will cover any resulting damage. Will Birds […]Read More
Is My Mobility Equipment Covered By My Home Insurance Policy?
Surewise provide home insurance and mobility scooter insurance to thousands of customers around the UK, and we also provide carers insurance to self-employed carers, personal assistants, and direct payment-employed carers. As such, we’re in touch with people who either have limited mobility, or are caring for someone who has a disability, on a regular basis. […]Read More
How to Deal with a Rat Problem
In this guide, we’ll cover what steps to take if you’re dealing with a rat problem in your home, and how to avoid rodents infesting your property again. There’s nothing that will make your stomach drop like seeing a grey body with a long long scamper across your kitchen floor and realising your sanctuary has […]Read More
Carers Pension Guide: What Support Is Available to You?
If you have given up work – either part-time or full-time – in order to be a carer, it’s important to know what impact this can have on your State Pension. In this guide, we’ve covered some useful resources to help you protect your pension entitlement when you reach retirement age. Who qualifies for a […]Read More
Why Should Carers Have Insurance?
Carers play an important part in the community and make a huge difference in people’s lives. From assisting someone with mobility issues getting out of bed and helping them with their personal care and medication to running everyday tasks such as shopping and preparing meals, the role of a carer is varied and unceasing. Carers […]Read More
Energy Discounts for Disabled & Low-Income Households: What Help You Can Get
In this guide, we’ve covered what help energy discounts for disabled and low-income households are available ahead of the winter months. With the energy price cap expected to rise by a huge 82% in October – following the 54% price cap increase already witnessed in April – thousands of household across the UK are facing […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Are Self-Storage Prices Likely to Increase in 2023?
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More