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Challenging a DWP Mandatory Reconsideration Via an Independent Tribunal Appeal

Not Giving In - Fighting Gloria's Corner The Money Carer Foundation have been supporting a client with complex mental health issues for a number of years.  'Gloria' suffers with paranoid schizophrenia though when her condition is supported with a tailored care plan she can...

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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 ...

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

Half Of Carers At Risk With Someones PIN Number 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 ...

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Severe Disability Premium Overview

The severe disability premium can be awarded on means tested benefits on top of any disability premium, enhanced disability premium and pensioner premium that may be payable.To qualify you must satisfy the following ; Receive middle or high rate of Disability Living Allowance care component an...

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Visit Beautiful Budapest

Visit Fabulous 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 wh...

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The heat is (still!) on

The Heat Is 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...

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"Opportunistic" carer guilty of theft

Carer Guilty Of Theft A carer has walked free from court despite being found guilty of stealing from an 88-year-old widower. Halton Magistrates Court handed mother-of-two Gemma Reid, 26, a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 24 months, after she admitted to taking money from the vulnerabl...

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Could Neighbourhood Watch help care for older people?

Could Neibourhood Watch Protect Older People? Social care minister Norman Lamb said the 173,000 Neighbourhood Watch groups in England and Wales were well placed to offer support to those older people living "very lonely lives", without family support. Around four million older people...

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Calls to mental health helpline increase 50%

Calls To Mental Health Helpline Increase 50% Severe financial worries could be behind a massive surge in calls to a mental health helpline. Mental health charity Mind has reported and 50 per cent rise in calls to their confidential Infoline with large numbers of callers describing “acu...

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