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IT Revolution? Not on your Nellie

It’s a crying shame that the very thing that could transform the day to day lives of elderly people can so easily exclude and marginalize them. Failing eyesight, fumbling fingers and, Ah, what was that pin number I created – the older generation totters with its zimmerframe down the IT super-highway. No longer is it just the inability to read the tiny writing placed on supermarket packaging by 20…


Does your employer know you are a companion carer?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has backed laws brought in by Labour which allow parents with young children and those who look after sick, frail or disabled relatives to request flexible working.  But 300,000 carers are still forced to give up their job each year…


Will Carers benefit from Jeremy Hunt's new social care announcement?

Politicians have long been mindful of the time bomb of care costs as the population of the old and very old continues to rise. Stories of catastrophic costs and desperate attempts to save the amily home from being sold off to pay the bills do not play well in politics. So it is no surprise that the first big attempt to get to grips…


When is a pension not a pension?

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Imagine a world where you have worked all your life, perhaps brought up a family, diligently paid your national insurance contirubtions and just as you reach for your slippers and newspaper up pops some publicity-seeking Peer with a grand new scheme. That pension pot at the end of the rainbow is only to be paid to the "younger"…


Caring4EldersUK travel north to support employees who are carers

Caring4EldersUK trainers have just returned from a week of delivering our successful workplace wellbeing sessions for employees at Arup Ltd in their offices in northern England.  Staff welcomed our focus on finding personal solutions which increase resilience and confidence in combining work and caring responsibilities.

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