Care and Repair forthcoming events for Evesham in June 2015
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- What help and type of help is available
- Where to access help
- Where to access financial support
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The National Care Line News
Care and Repair Forthcoming Events for June
1.1 million over-65s are now in work.
Retirement is now a "passe phrase" that is "no longer relevant" - due to the number of people working past their retirement age
Practitioners must use Care Act to reverse reduction in support for older carers
Older carers are growing in number but fewer are receiving support, but the Care Act provides an opportunity to tackle this, says Helena Herklots, chief executive, Carers UK
Conservatives plan annuities review as rates plunge to record lows
The Conservative party will review the value for money of annuities if it wins the general election after rates plunged to record lows, Ros Altmann says
Pension predators: six ways scammers target savers
With the pension reforms well into force, those aged 55 and over are susceptible to scammers.
Care reform: why costs in old age could still spiral
The government is overhauling the current long-term care system with a cost cap and deferred payment scheme.
Taxing until the pips squeek
Disability Rights UK comments on the proposal to tax DLA/PIP
Caring For Someone You Love With Alzheimer's Disease
The majority of people with Alzheimer's disease live at home, where family and friends provide most of their care. As memory loss and other symptoms progress, it increases the amount of time and energy caregivers and families spend caring for their loved one.
'Tax trance' warning as 50,000 prepare to cash-in pensions
One in eight people over 55 are planning to take more than the 25 per cent tax-free cash when they are given unfettered access to their pensions from 6 April.
Councils mount legal challenge against Care Act funding allocations
West Berkshire and Wokingham, which both have critical eligibility thresholds, say Department of Health has not given them enough money to implement act