Even the shoe shops and cobblers now left town ? One of those cheap shoe shops left, never been in it. Cobbler died a few yrs ago, had been there as far back as I can remember. Noone else took it over. Now a Turkish barbers which we did use a lot when Sean was unable to shave himself. I have to say...
Ours is nothing like the thriving shopping centre it once was. You could literally get anything and everything. Now you must go further afield.

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A few months ago I had to have computer repaired and it came back with newer version of windows. Before I sign in I am giving a new picture each day now of various beautiful spots across the globe. Some of them are tremendous, and make me wish to be there. Todays is a scenic place in Switzerland. Ne...
This also applies ( investigating it further) when a couple is married, but when one of them is in a care home. The other spouse, ( if under pension age ) may have claimed benefits in their own right, but DWP computer system does not recognise them as married, so you have to claim as a single person...
We used a leg raiser for mam ( shaped pillow that supported knees and feet at different heights ). It really helped get rid of excess fluid. There are so many reasons though why cellulitis happens, and even if not always hot it should be checked out in case a serious underlying problem. I used to us...
So remember these 5 points about top-up fees – regardless of where the care is being provided: 1.They should only be charged if a person is receiving a genuine upgrade in the services they’re receiving. 2.The family must give informed consent before any top-up fees are charged. 3.Top-up fees are vo...
This story was posted across social media today.... Nurse was forced to sell her children’s toys to buy food after Universal Credit blunder left her penniless Therese Nakitende had to sell off clothes, toys and anything of value to feed her family after being left with no income for weeks read in fu...
Apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) If your DLA is ending, you’ll get a letter inviting you to apply for PIP within 28 days. If you do apply, your DLA will continue to be paid until at least 28 days after a decision is made about your PIP application. If you’re eligible for PIP, you’ll st...
Good advice already given. Also consider getting their GP on board too. Does your mam have any capacity left? Hopefully it wont come to this but if they cant cope you may have some difficult decisions to make. There are some key words to use too and one of them is safety. If mams dementia is advance...