MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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29. Stay cool in a heat wave — July 21, 2019
28. It’s Carers’ Week 2019. And? — June 10, 2019

28. It’s Carers’ Week 2019. And?

Carers Week definition of a carer

You may have noticed it’s UK Carers’ Week 2019.  So what has this got to do with you?  If you care for a loved one, even if you just pop by with groceries, do check it out.  It could be a gateway to more support and take a little load off…

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12. The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). How to DIY without big fees. — March 31, 2018

12. The Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). How to DIY without big fees.

lasting power of attorney health and finance

Arguably, LPAs (both ‘financial’ and ‘health’) are a good idea for any adults who are mutually dependant on each other. They’re used when one adult suffers a temporary incapacity (eg due to a severe injury). For anyone with a chronic brain disease like dementia, LPAs are an important personal safeguard. Find out how to apply for LPAs in this post.

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10. Getting help from older adult social services — February 28, 2018

10. Getting help from older adult social services

I’d like to (try to) explain how important it is to engage early on with social services, how you do it and what to expect.  Warning – this post is long, but it is important (and it’s much shorter than the ‘official’ bumpf).  I’ll explain how it works in Bucks so you will need to double check for your county. In the meantime take a tea break and curl up on a sofa with this for 10 mins.

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