Ageing Parent Support Group

Do you have an Ageing or Elderly Parent ?

Are you finding yourself having to do more to support your ageing parent?

Or do you know it’s only a matter of time until you have to do something. (but you are not a ‘carer’ as such). It’s a new and complicated area to deal with, on top of everything else you have to do.
It can be easier to cope, with a group of other people in the same boat

New Support Group !

(to be at Chilwell Rd Methodist Church)

Come and share your knowledge and experience with others.

Don’t struggle, or worry, alone

(were also looking for experts to give short talks on relevant topics)

Eg:

‘I have no idea what I would have to do to get care support for my parent –  ‘Are they going to take her house to pay for it ? Someone else has already been through that whole learning curve and can tell you what you need to know.

We envisage a monthly meeting, with a couple of short talks by experts in areas of health & social care, food, crime prevention, home adaptation etc. plus general sharing of knowledge and experience.

 

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Volunteer Drivers, Nottingham

Various organisations are seeking volunteer drivers:
Notts County Council, includes Broxtowe, Rushcliffe etc.:
https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/community-accessible-transport/volunteer-drivers

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Beeston ShopMobility leaving Oban House

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Update: As of Dec 2020, Beeston Shopmobility (mobility scooters) is leaving Oban House and hoping to get new premises shortly See their Facebook page for updates:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011192477098 Old: 2018: Great news that Beeston Shopmobility (mobility scooters) is now in Oban … Continue reading

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Carer Support Groups

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Useful notes for Carers: http://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/landing.page?newdirectorychannel=1 Carers Trust East Midlands offer a range of support and services for carers that can be accessed via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub There are flyers at eg Tescos, PostOffice, Library etc. We have photographed and … Continue reading

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1m people owed refund on Lasting Power of Attorney fees made in last 5 years

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/family/2018/02/100000s-owed-refund-of-power-of-attorney-fees 

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Help With Living Independently

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/housing/living-independently/

http://hoop.eac.org.uk/hoop/start.aspx?lid=262

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Local Assisted Housing Options

Council run housing schemes:

Broxtowe Retirement Living:
Broxtowe Borough Council manages over 1,300 Retirement Living properties. Retirement Living offers comfortable and affordable housing, which provides support and safety, while still allowing you to maintain your privacy and independence. See link for details:  https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/retirementliving 

Directory from HousingCare.org – Broxtowe entries (council & privately run):
http://www.housingcare.org/sheltered-housing/area-2-broxtowe.aspx

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News Feeds

RVS News Feed:  https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/news-and-events/news

 

 

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Cycling Without Age

Marvellous idea that has become a global movement.
Cyclists take elderly people from nursing homes out on outings on special bicycle rickshaws: From one guys idea in Copenhagen, people are now doing this all round the world. It would be great to start one of these here.
http://cyclingwithoutage.org/

Scotland has had a serious crowdfunding project for it:
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/cycling-Without-Age-Scotland/

This is the guy who started it:

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Benefits – What Benefits are Available for the over 60’s ?

Citizens advice are usually the first port of call, as they have advisers who are familiar with this area.  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/broxtowe/contact-us/

There are at least 10 benefits you may be eligible for, depending on your health and income. This is an area we are hoping to get some expert advice on.
A lot of benefits for the elderly don’t get claimed

Newcastle Portal has a good page listing benefits:  https://www.informationnow.org.uk/article/welfare-benefits/ 
Please let us know of any local equivalent

Good article from Myageingparent.com:
https://myageingparent.com/legal-finance/finance/what-benefits-can-you-claim-over-60/

Broxtowe ‘Benefits Adviser’ page  https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/benefits-grants/benefits-advisor/
gives link to Gov.uk, which then gives links to three different benefits calculators.  https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators  e.g.  Turn2Us
Have no idea how good these are ??  Also, one must be cautious giving online sites your personal / financial details, in case your personal details were to get hacked.

Help with Health Costs:  https://www.informationnow.org.uk/article/help-with-health-costs/

Other:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/benefits-and-finance/benefits-and-financial-advice

Council tax Support:  https://www.informationnow.org.uk/article/council-tax-support/
https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/benefits-grants/council-tax-support/

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