Category Archives: 03-Help / Knowledge Wanted

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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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 … Continue reading

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Interesting Food Schemes

If one had a group of people with ageing parents, It would be feasible to do some sort of larger scale, healthy batch cooking scheme, possibly employing a professional cook West Notts Food Bank:  https://westnottingham.foodbank.org.uk/ Bags of Taste: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-42440428/teaching-the-uk-to-cook-for-1-a-portion http://www.bagsoftaste.org/ … Continue reading

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Care Costs

This is something we know very little about, but is a big area of concern, given the current state of social care funding. We are hoping to get some experts to come and advise us Links: How the care system … Continue reading

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Scams to look out for

Unfortunately, there are a lot of frauds and scams attempted on the elderly. See:  https://bramcotetoday.org.uk/scam-warnings/ –

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Lifeline Systems

Broxtowe runs a scheme Broxtowe Assistive Living Solns:  

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Help Wanted / Knowledge to Share

Anyone who has got help in the home for someone recently Anyone who has had to apply for probate, because they didn’t have an LPA Anyone got a WAV ? (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle ) Best way to play audiobooks on … Continue reading

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