In over 80% of mandatory reconsiderations the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award remains unchanged.
Welcome to the National Careline
The National Careline is a not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families.
The objective of the National Careline is to provide a portal that signposts users to various organisations including, Government departments and support networks to help create a clearer understanding of the care maze.
- What help and type of help is available
- Where to access help
- Where to access financial support
The National Careline also provides a wealth of extra lifestyle information that users may find beneficial in their support and care of the older person.
Our service is free to all users
Our mission at The National Careline is to give you the help and support you need together with the information to plan ahead with confidence for the future.
Here is a link to the Local Authority Circular LAC(DH)(2017)1 which gives confirmation by the Department of Health of their Charging structure. Charging Structure for Social Care 2017/2018
The National Care Line News
Disability Rights UK says figures for rejected PIP mandatory reconsiderations a disgrace
Paul Lewis: Use housing gold mine to pay for long-term care
Does society have more right than the heirs who are sitting thinking: Other taxpayers should pay for mum to go into care for two or three years, otherwise I will not get the house. Is this right or wrong, should the value of the home be taken into account in every case?
State pension to rise by 2.5% in April 2017
The value of the state pension will rise 2.5% next April, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed. So why the outrage, would you be happy with a raise of just 3 pounds per week?
One-third of older people say loneliness is out of their control
More than one in three (35 per cent) of those aged 75 and over in the UK say that feelings of loneliness are out of their control, according to a new survey by the older peoples charity, Independent Age.
Over half feel that people should sell their homes to pay for care before receiving taxpayers support
VALUE TIED UP IN HOME STILL THE ONLY PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR MEETING LATER LIFE CARE COSTS -- 5TH CARE INDEX REVEALS
Stay Well This Winter
Do not put off the flu vaccination, it is free because you need it
Creative Ageing Programme
Details of the forthcoming events in the Creative Ageing Programme run at The Courtyard Theatre in Hereford. This is a fun programme with something for everyone.
Protect your pension from scams
The Pensions Advisory Service have produced this guide to protect your pension. Please read it and pass the information on.
Active Minds Launches Innovative Multi-Sensory Reminiscence Product
Dementia activity company, Active Minds, launch a first-of-its-kind reminiscence activity incorporating sound and smell for people with mid- to late-stage dementia