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Please find below a selection of useful and interesting articles, news and discussions. We want our clients to get the most from life and so try to stay up to date with what’s available locally and nationally.

Shopping safely online

Are you tempted by the January sales? In today’s digital world we have everything at our fingertips, and the ability to shop online from the comfort of our home is both fast and convenient which is great, especially if we're finding it hard to get out and about, or...

Merry Christmas?

It’s not an easy time of year for everyone, we know. And it’s particularly hard these days as so many of us are ageing alone. If you’re local to the Brighton area and are alone at Christmas you might want to consider joining or helping at the Time to Talk lunch on...

Get set for winter

The clocks have gone back and the evenings are certainly feeling wintery. Please don’t scream but the Christmas lights around the country will be turned on in a couple of weeks which signals the start of the Christmas shopping season. One of the many things which our...

Are you paying over the odds for your heating?

If you haven’t been tempted already, it probably won’t be long until you’re putting the heating back on. This time of year is a good time to start thinking about your energy supplier, before the winter sets in and your bills increase. A lot of people tend to stick...

Hospital discharge

Healthwatch is currently consulting with older people locally to find out about their experience of hospital discharge. This project follows a period of consultation with a number of partners, including Age UK, Crossroads Care, the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the...

Do you drink enough water?

Most of us don’t, and as we get older we get worse. Those with dementia, diabetes and kidney conditions are most at risk but we could all do with being more aware of what we drink and the pitfalls of not drinking enough. Let's face it, water is a healthy and cheap...

Take a stand against scams

Possability People is a great local voluntary organisation and they are running a free one hour Friends Against Scams awareness session to help people find out more about scams and how you can protect yourself and others from becoming a victim. Scams affect the lives...

Sepsis, every second counts

Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection and we've been aware of a number of cases recently. Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract, tummy and...

Bank cards for carers

We were interested to hear at a recent meeting that Barclays are launching ‘carers cards’. It means that carers will be able to support those they are helping with shopping and bills, but without the need to share PIN numbers or online banking login details. Barclays...

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