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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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"Opportunistic" 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 vulnerable pensioner she was carin...

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Could Neighbourhood Watch help care for older people?

Neighbourhood Watch groups could be called upon to provide companionship and practical assistance to 'lonely’ and ‘miserable' older people, a government minister has suggested. Social care minister Norman Lamb said the 173,000 Neighbourhood Watch groups in England and Wale...

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