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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.

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...

Scam alert

We were recently invited to a meeting hosted by Sussex Police to help coordinate local services. Sadly it wasn’t a shock to hear that scams are one of their main areas of operation. Here is an extract from the Sussex Police Fraud Team newsletter on some scams which...

Medicines

Are you taking medication? We’ve spoken to a number of people over the last few weeks who are concerned about the medicines they’re taking. Older people are particularly vulnerable to polypharmacy – that’s defined as being prescribed four or more medications, with one...

Fun ways to kick off the New Year

Time to blow away the cobwebs and feel the wind in your hair? Cycling without Age was launched in 2012 in Copenhagen by Ole Kassow to help older people get back on their bicycles. It is now up and running in 450 cities around the world and has recently launched in...

Staying at home

Most people would prefer to stay in their own home if at all possible and there are lots of practical things we can do to make living independently just that little bit easier. It might be that some quite small aids and adaptations make your home much easier to live...

Claim your Attendance Allowance!

You could get £55.65 or £83.10 a week to help with personal care because you’re physically or mentally disabled and you’re aged 65 or over. This is called Attendance Allowance. It’s paid at 2 different rates and how much you get depends on the level of care that you...

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