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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.

Be aware of scams

Be aware of scams

In the run up to Christmas last year there was a lot of news about the TV license renewal scam. That was the one that claimed your licence was about to expire and needed renewing, asking people to enter their personal and bank details. It was particularly convincing....

Are your energy bills higher than they could be?

Are your energy bills higher than they could be?

If you haven’t been tempted already, it probably won’t be long until you’re putting the heating on. At this time of year it’s good to think about your energy supplier before the winter really sets in and your bills increase. Many people stick with the same energy...

Putting your garden in order

Putting your garden in order

Could your garden do with a tidy? Autumn is the ideal time to have a tidy so that it looks good throughout the winter months, and so that you're ahead when Spring arrives. “Getting rid of the autumn leaves is a job in itself and it’s important to remove old stems from...

Music for health

Music for health

Some say music is medicine, and in fact there is a growing body of research to back up this claim. Neuroscientists have documented many physical improvements that can be attributed to music including balance, movement and motor control, but they are also able to prove...

Have you put in place a Power of Attorney?

Have you put in place a Power of Attorney?

Amanda Attrell from Rix & Kay Solicitors reminds us why we should. “Who would you trust to manage your finances or make medical decisions for you if you lacked the capacity to do so yourself?  Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) allow you to legally appoint people...

Let Sussex Police have your views

Let Sussex Police have your views

We recently attended the Mid Sussex Older People’s Council AGM in Haywards Heath, where we heard from Katy Bourne, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner. Katy was re-elected by the public in May 2016 to hold the Chief Constable of Sussex Police to account for the...

Neat Feet

Neat Feet

Love them or loathe them, we need to look after our feet and with the advent of spring there’s no ignoring them! Feet can be a real indicator for our general health. Here are the NHS top tips for healthy feet: Wash and dry your feet each evening, & 
apply a...

Report findings on hospital discharge

Report findings on hospital discharge

We’ve now received the report findings and recommendations for “Let’s get you home”, the research project that Healthwatch Brighton & Hove undertook last year to look at experiences of older people being discharged from the Royal Sussex County Hospital....

Driving with dementia

Driving with dementia

New guidelines havebeen published to help doctors and health care professionals assess when people living with dementia should stop driving. Dr. John-Paul Taylor, said: "This can be a difficult conversation for anyone to have, whether you're a family member or doctor,...

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