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<t>I read that ministers are considering a scheme allowing volunteers who help the elderly or disabled, to earn time credits for their own care later in life. <br/> <br/> Bad idea. Some years ago there was a similar community scheme. Volunteers were sent to give free help to vulnerable people such a...
I think the latest advertisement about adults within the autism spectrum is great, e.g. "Autism also affects adults. Most are isolated and ignored . Think. Act. Transform lives" but the same could be said of Elderly Carers, say, over 75, who often themselves are becoming frail and infirm, but are is...
<t>Thank you so much everybody for your concern and advice.<br/> <br/> We have no living relatives and the district has become a 'student area' where developers have bought up the old terraced houses, refurbished them and let them to students, so we have no friends.<br/> <br/> I have gone through al...
Thanks so much Linda and Rosemary. Over the years I have done all you suggest and more, including solicitors for Wills, Trusts etc. Despite the law and regulations it appears to be still a postcode gamble like so may other things. When I die my son would not want to move from our home, which we own....
http://dev.carersuk.org/j3/images/icon_biggrin.gif http://dev.carersuk.org/j3/images/icon_smile.gif I had to smile when I read in the newspapers that an ‘ICM poll found 40% of Britons fear being lonely in their old age'. You see, at the age of 81 I am the sole carer for my 54-year old autisti...
http://dev.carersuk.org/j3/images/icon_rolleyes.gif It irritates me when I read about people over-80 who are praised for being active and making the most of their retirement. I also get annoyed that older people seem to be stereotyped, as (the phrase used in the media) 'putting their feet up after ...