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Spreading A Bit Of Christmas Cheer

Spreading A Bit Of Christmas Cheer

Spreading A Bit Of Christmas Cheer 2015 will go down as the year when the Money Carer Foundation started to trace family for those of our clients who have no known relatives. Since February, we have been working in partnership with the genealogists at Anglia Research and, thanks to thei...

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Decisions Around Wills and Statutory Wills

Making a Will - Case Study For everyone, making a will is a difficult thing to think about, meaning that a lot of people tend to constantly put off making one for another day. Unfortunately this can lead to problems when people leave it too long and are no longer have the mental capacity to ...

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Managing The Finances Of A Paranoid Schizophrenic

As a Corporate Appointee or Court of Protection Deputy, managing the finances of a Paranoid Schizophrenic can present an interesting but challenging task.  Whilst the Money Carer Foundation provides support for all manner of different service users, all with varying levels of capacity and un...

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'Put down' disabled Councillor resigns

A Cornwall councillor who claimed disabled children should be "put down" because they cost the Council too much money has now resigned. Collin Brewer made the comments to a Disability Cornwall worker in Truro in 2011. He has offered a formal written apology and is unlikely to stand a...

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Easyjet fine upheld

Budget airline EasyJet has failed in its efforts to overturn a court ruling that it discriminated against disabled passengers by stopping them from boarding alone. A Paris court fined the airline £60,000 in 2012 after three wheelchair-bound customers were not permitted to board their flights from a...

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New vaccine could cure alcoholism

Scientists from the University of Chile are working on new vaccine which causes an immediate hangover when someone consumes alcohol. The vaccine stops the liver from metabolising alcohol and could be irreversible for up to a year. Any vaccinated person who drinks alcohol would experience severe naus...

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Son accused of stealing $51million lotto winnings

An elderly California woman is suing her son for allegedly appropriating her $51 million lottery winnings. Etta May Urquhart, 76, claims her son Ronnie Lee Orender has used her winnings to fund his own life of luxury. It is claimed that he spent $2.3 million on four houses, bought at least ten...

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Hospital to charge disabled drivers to park

Tameside hospital is to charge disabled drivers to park. Blue badge holders must now pay £2 for an hour’s stay, £3 for two hours, £4.30 for four hours and £6 for over four. Disabled motorists have attacked the move as &acir...

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Giro cheques to be scrapped

Thousands of people who receive their state pension or benefits by cheque will soon have to collect it from a local shop instead as Giro cheques will be scrapped from summer. This means instead of queuing to collect benefits from a post office, people will be given a plastic card to be present at...

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