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Why We Introduced The Carers Shopping Card in 2012

The Money Carer Card As an organisation that manages the finances of vulnerable adults across the UK we realised that whilst we were very skilled at paying bills, making decisions in the best interest of our clients and generally supporting and protecting the people under our care, in one ar...

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Half of carers at risk by being trusted with someone's PIN

Over half of Britain's 7 million unpaid carers know the bank card PINs of the person they are looking after, a study has revealed, as banks come under pressure to give them "limited powers of attorney". Research has revealed for the first time the extent of the dilemma facing c...

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Tracing Lost Family Members

We were discussing tracing lost family members for one of our clients and our genealogist partner told us this story that really reinforced the value of their services. This story really resonated with me as it could be applicable to many of our clients. Reuniting Families  I was tracing ...

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Maximus Replaces Atos - Sounds Like Another Greek Tragedy

Work Capability Assessments To Be Made By New Firm A new firm comissioned by the Governemnt called Maximus is tp be paid circa £595m over three years to undertake work capability assessments for people applying for employment and support allowance. The Department of Work and Pensions cut sh...

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Harpist Makes For A Very Happy Client

A Nice Mid Week Boost It always gives me a nice warm feeling when the team get their creative juices flowing and make a real difference to a clients life. Today was one of those days. I arrived at the office this morning to be greeted with a fresh cup of coffee and a great story to set my day up....

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Being Creative and Pooling Knowledge To Assist Our Clients

I was fortunate enough to meet with some of the team from a genealogists organisation last week and during the meeting it occured to me that we can do so much more to improve the quality of life of some of our clients by pooling our areas of expertise.   Our organisation already has a...

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Banks Letting Down Families On Lasting Power Of Attorney Matters

Like many savers, Ernest Woodford received a letter last year telling him that the interest rate on his savings account would be cut. But Mr Woodford, 89, is in poor health and moved to a residential care home in 2011. He had awarded legal powers to his family to manage his financial affairs o...

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Visit Beautiful Budapest

So I needed to visit fabulous Budapest to determine if one of our clients is actually married to the Hungarian lady that he states he is (long story) Good trip and the city astounded me so I decided to stay longer to take a personal tour of fabulous Budapest. Guess what? .. I happened to meet t...

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The heat is (still!) on

It’s official: large swathes of the UK are experiencing a heatwave. The MET office has raised the heatwave warning to "level three" for south-west England, the West Midlands, the South East and London. Level two warnings are in place for the east of England, East Midlands, Yo...

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