Author Archives: Lynn Strother

The Muddle Over Social Care Continues

March 26th, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Care - (0 Comments)

I know I have written numerous times on the subject, but is anyone in government really listening?! If they are – do they really understand what we are saying? Would they like their families to be condemned to the type of services currently on offer for older people, people with disabilities or dementia? Although the …
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Are There Any Solutions to the Housing Crisis?

March 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Housing - (0 Comments)

How many times have we discussed this? This is an issue that affects all ages and yet government rhetoric is once again pitting the generations against each other. Yes – many baby boomers had the opportunity to buy their own homes. Yet for many this was instead of paying into a private or government pension …
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Welcome to 2017! Where we’re asking “has life got better?”. Over the last few years I have written about a wide variety of issues and concerns – many of which are a real concern, not just to older people, but the wider community. So just out of interest, I thought I would look back on …
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What’s Next for the NHS?

March 8th, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Care | Health - (1 Comments)

With all the talk of change and proposed changes to the NHS – including amendments to its structure and access – I am afraid I will be writing regularly on this subject. I think it is important that the issues are highlighted though, and hopefully you will be able to go to your local NHS, …
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How are you doing on your 5 a day?

March 1st, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Fitness | Food | Health - (0 Comments)

How are you managing? Do you actually eat 5 portions of fruit and veg day?  Well done if you do – I don’t think there are many of us who actually succeed apart from the odd occasion! 5 portions of dark chocolate a day I can manage, but fruit and veg?! And now the amount …
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Just how low will Local Councils go?

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Care | Finance - (1 Comments)

If you go into a residential or nursing home and you have no family looking out for you or managing your affairs, then the council will break into your home and go through it with a fine tooth comb. They’ll then aim to discover your bank accounts and details of any assets you may have …
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Who is Listening to Older People?!

February 15th, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in London | Older People | Scams - (1 Comments)

Nobody is listening to us. Not the banks, financial services, and not the government. Especially not the government!  Maybe the bright young things aged 20-30 who advise the government on their policies do not realise that the largest percentage of the population is over 50 – the older person’s label. How many times have we …
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Good-Bye to Cold Calling!

December 15th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Business | Scams - (0 Comments)

Wonderful news – isn’t it nice to be able to give some good news amongst all the gloom and doom of recent months?! At long last the government has taken action! Thanks to Which? and its campaign, companies who are caught bombarding the general public with nuisance calls will see their bosses face proceedings and …
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Do You Need a Passport to Live in Your Own Country?

December 8th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Health - (0 Comments)

You really have to admire the Government and NHS England for their proliferation of ideas to make life harder.  There must be hundreds employed just to design daft procedures… though I suppose it brings the unemployment figures down at least! The latest wheeze? You’ll need to show your passport if you want to use the …
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How Much Would You Pay to See Your GP?

November 30th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Health - (0 Comments)

You can’t be surprised at this heading, or this proposal, as it has been muted many times – although not during election periods! Is it such a perverse idea?  You may say yes, because the founding principle of the NHS was always to be free at the point of entry.  Yet we have moved away …
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