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10 Oct

Auto-enrolment means you must now set up a pension for your nanny or carer

It was five years ago this month that the government kicked off a huge shakeup of retirement saving to get millions more people paying into a pension. So far, “automatic enrolment” is looking like a big success – but the phasing-in period is now officially over, with new rules taking effect last weekend that will impact people who set up a new business, take on a nanny or pay for a carer.

28 Sep

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27 Sep

John’s Campaign

John’s Campaign is named after Dr John Gerrard, who died in November 2014 after a catastrophic stay in hospital. Shocked at how much damage disconnection can wreak on people with dementia, his daughter Nicci Gerrard and her friend Julia Jones co-founded the campaign with a single, simple principle: We should not enforce disconnection between carers and those who need care.

25 Sep

Sign up for Advising Communities – Money Well Programme

Advising Communities have been awarded funding from the Money Advice Service’s What Works fund to explore a new approach in improving the financial capability of people with mental health conditions and low levels of well-being (those with low levels of positivity and confidence and high levels of anxiety).

25 Sep

Campaign for all Mobile Phones to be Driver Safe

A number of road safety charities are now asking mobile phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones have a safe driving mode which disables all calls and texts while people are driving.

25 Sep

Tips: How to take good care of yourself as a carer

Take good care of yourself

You’re precious, don’t ever stop taking care of yourself. It can be hard, especially if you’re feeling unwell or anxious, or tired from caring for someone else. But little things, a bit of time out, a pampering session or even just a walk, really do give you the feel good factor.

21 Sep

Southwark Council agrees to keep housing repairs line free

Southwark Council confirmed it would keep the housing repairs line free of charge.

The decision came following a successful petition from Southwark Group of Tenant Organisations (SGTO) during a Cabinet Meeting which took place on Tuesday 19 September.

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