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  • Wednesday 25 March 2015

    CV writing tips for the over-50s

    Writing a CV is a daunting task at the best of times. If you’re over 50, there are even more things to consider. Here’s eight things you need to do if you want to get your CV noticed. Read On
  • Wednesday 25 March 2015

    Job hunting tips for the over-50s

    Job hunting can be a bit of a culture shock if it’s been a while since you were last looking for work. Here are our top 10 tips for avoiding potential pitfalls and making the most of your strengths, skills and experience. Read On
  • Tuesday 17 March 2015

    How to claim Carer's Allowance

    There are almost seven million carers in the UK, and it’s estimated that three in five of us will become a carer at some stage in our lives. What is Carer’s Allowance and how can you claim for support if you take on caring responsibilities?
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  • Monday 2 March 2015

    What are the different types of retirement accommodation?

    Choosing where to live in your older years used to be a decision left till late in the day, but it is never too early to start thinking about the options available should you – or a relative – need to leave home.
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  • Tuesday 24 February 2015

    The pros and cons of getting a lodger

    There are many reasons people decide to have a lodger live with them. Some are looking to boost their income, others want the company and some extra help around the home. Here are some things you need to consider before you rent a room out to a lodger... Read On
  • Monday 23 February 2015

    The pros and cons of live-in carers

    Live-in carers are just one of the care options available when you need a little help with everyday tasks. We look at the pros and cons of employing someone to provide support while allowing you to live independently in your own home. Read On
  • Thursday 19 February 2015

    Will I benefit from the cap on care costs?

    The Care Act will come into force this April, with the care cost cap following a year later. What will the changes to how care is funded mean for you and will the cap really mean you only pay the first £72,000 towards the cost of your care? Read On
  • Wednesday 8 October 2014

    The sandwich generation: a daughter juggles her caring responsibilities

    Grandmothers and mothers who juggle looking after younger children while also caring for an older loved one (who may still live at home or be in residential care) are often referred to as the 'sandwich generation'. Here is Catherine's personal story... Read On
  • Friday 5 September 2014

    How to choose the best doctor for an elderly relative

    Ever felt that your doctor's communication skills could do with a boost, when dealing with the specific needs of your loved ones?
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  • Thursday 28 August 2014

    Great gizmos to make life easier

    Here's a selection of some of the latest amazing gizmos we've tracked down to make everyday life easier for your parent or other loved ones.
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