Focus on the elderly and vulnerable: how to stay connected with friends

Having a disability can be isolating.  When I’m not well I can’t get out, and when I can’t get out I can’t socialise.  I don’t mean cocktail parties or dinner and dancing, just coffee with a friend and being able to talk with someone other than the cat.  I’m very aware of the similarities between myself and the elderly and vunerable, which is why I started writing this series.  I’m hoping that some of my ideas for staying connected with other people even when you can’t get out of the house will be helpful to others. Invite friends round.  Just […]

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Focus on The Elderly Vulnerable and Disabled: When and How to Engage a Support Worker

Now that the winter months are upon us, it’s time to think about the impact on the elderly and vulnerable.  With the preponderance of food banks, the ubiquity of the ‘heating or eating dilemma, and the many other issues that come with a rapidly aging population, I think these are topics that really need to be discussed.  To that end, this is the first in a series of features about issues that effect the elderly and vulnerable, particularly in the winter months.  Today, I am tackling the issue of how to stay independent in your own home. As someone who […]

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Focus on the Elderly and Vunerable: Ways to Save Money – Energy Prices

There are lots of ways to save money around the home.  Little changes here and there can make all the difference.  Take for instance your energy bills.  Many people stick with the same provider out of habit, or because they think it will be difficult to switch.  In the digital age, the switch can be as easy as the click of a mouse. Help keep the elderly warm this winter with the #GreatBritishSwitch from 14th – 16th November. For every switch comparethemarket.com will donate £5 to Friends of the Elderly In the spirit of helping the elderly to keep warm this winter […]

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