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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: Dementia currently affects more than 55 million across the world. In the UK, there are an estimated 900,000 people with dementia, and 540,000 people caring for someone with […]

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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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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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3 Reasons Why Your Home Electrics May Be Tripping

All modern homes have a circuit breaker fuse system, located near the electricity meter or at the entrance. In case of an electrical fault, the switch trips, and the circuit is broken. Three of the most common reasons why this may happen are: Troubleshooting steps for identifying causes of tripped electrics If reducing the number […]

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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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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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