Thanks, Chris, but the second link just takes me to a 404 page on this site.

That first quote is ambiguous, to say the least!
It's just occurred to me to wonder, what happens if for some reason you're unable to claim PIP before your 65th birthday and/or you reach pensionable age (the two not necessarily being the same thing any more)? My understanding is that if you've got a PIP award by then you keep it, but what if you h...
I just found this when I was hunting around the internet, and thought it might be of interest to some:

https://www.change.org/p/parliament-man ... ssessments
10 years or more ago, there was some legislation passed, I think, which meant that carers were entitled to some time off to do things like taking their caree to appointments - I showed it to my line manager to convince her when I needed to do something like that. I'm self-employed now, so am not sur...
Another useful place to try is the Benefits & Work website: https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/
They provide a lot of guides (although you have to pay to join to get at a lot of them, but I'd say it's money well invested)
Well, I was doing my best not to link the two publicly, but it's this one: https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support-and-advice/all-about-caring/brain-injury-when-away-in-london-advice-needed-34798?p=391354#p391354 Most of the info should be in there. Ages: pushing 60, I'd guess. Oh, and I was wrong: s...
Thank you, karma - I'm most glad you joined up!
Well, our meter was reaching the end of its life, so we had to get a SMETS2 fitted :( We've deactivated the smart facility (woman at utility company said it couldn't be done, fitter said of course it could), but it's too early yet to predict what the bills will be like.
A friend who's recovering from brain injury (not resulting in major personality changes, major changes in lifestyle or anything like that) is finding that their marriage is under pressure. Both spouses are self-employed, and there's not much money/work coming in. I suspect both being stuck at home i...
Thanks, as ever, Chris.