The 182 new MPs who have just entered Parliament might well be shocked at the briefing they have just received from Electrical Safety First. The Charity, which is dedicated to reducing deaths and accidents caused by electricity, has written to the ‘class of 2015’ to explain why electrical safety needs to be urgently addressed. “The …
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So How Deaf Are You?

June 30th, 2015 | Posted by Lynn Strother in London | Older People - (0 Comments)

Are you deaf? Can you hear what people say at a party or if there is moderate background noise? Can you hear what is spoken on television when there is moderate background music? Do you think the adverts are louder than the actual programmes? Viewers who complain about loud and intrusive music in TV shows …
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What would make a good death for you? What was your reaction to this headline? Horror? Not something you want to think about – certainly not talk about or discuss. Why? It is the most important thing that will happen to you in your life – so why don’t we talk about it and plan? …
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The General Pharmaceutical Council wants your views on your local pharmacist. What do you expect from them? What makes you feel that they are putting you at the centre of the service? Are they professional? What makes them professional? It is really important that you give your views. As always – we cannot complain if …
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Is it meaningful to talk about older people as a group? We all know that everyone without exception, apart from the dead,  between the ages of 50-100+ are all given the same label – the politest one being  ‘older people’. But does that really make sense? Do all these millions of people have one identity …
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Another Scam Alert

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Lynn Strother in London | Older People | Scams - (0 Comments)

Over time I know I have frequently highlighted new scams that keep appearing and, obviously, the main people who suffer from scams are older people, people who do not have much in the way of literacy skills or where English is a second language – and some of these people may well be vulnerable and …
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The Care Act – before the run up to the election there was some  trumpet  blowing publicity about how the new Care Act was the best thing since sliced bread; how it is  going to benefit us all – those who need care, carers and families of people who need care. Even those who self …
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