Blogs

  • April 2020

  • Taking care of our guts during Covid-19

    Our guts dictate many aspects of our health – from our weight and energy levels, to our mood and mental health. Yet most people don’t fully understand their own gut and how it affects them. With healthcare services stretched due to Covid-19, people with digestive issues are turning to charities like Guts UK to get […]

  • Living with terminal illness in lockdown

    Lin, who is 63 and living with terminal cancer, doesn’t know if she’ll see an end to the lockdown. But with the loving support of Marie Curie Nurses, and her wonderful children, sisters and extended family, she’s managing to see the silver lining. Lin says, “One of the lessons we can learn from the coronavirus […]

  • Giving disabled people like Tim a voice in the pandemic

    Tim, who has cerebral palsy, is a natural communicator and listener. Tim’s disability means he can’t speak verbally with others, but by using specialist technology he’s still able to communicate with friends and family at this difficult time. With self-isolation and social distancing now in place, this technology is more important than ever for Tim. […]

  • MS doesn’t stop for coronavirus

    Ian lives with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), which impacts his life every day. Ian’s MS means he regularly experiences difficulties walking and extreme pain. Ian says, “I frequently wake up feeling like my torso has been beaten with a baseball bat. My ribs feel bruised and breathing is difficult as the pain forces me […]

  • March 2020

  • Giving dementia carers hope through COVID-19

    Nina supports her husband Jim, who has dementia. Last year she was feeling isolated, lonely and a bit desperate as she had no help or support. Then she discovered Dementia Adventure. Nina says: “Dementia Adventure really inspired me. It’s hard not to feel sorry for yourself. But it’s given me a fire to keep going. They […]

  • A vital lifeline for vulnerable people during COVID-19

    A guest blog from Rachel Hill, Director of BEfriend, a small charity that provides a befriending service for socially isolated people. Coping with a crisis Earlier this week we spoke to an 80 year-old lady on the phone, whose partner, also her main carer, has just returned from hospital after having a major operation. They […]

  • Nelson finds a new loving home

    Legacies can live on in many forms, whether it’s looking after loved ones, leaving a gift in your Will or ensuring a much-loved pet gets to continue living a happy life after you’re gone. A new start thanks to Cats Protection That’s exactly how one-eyed Nelson found a new, loving family when his owner passed […]

  • February 2020

  • Darren’s gift in memory of his grandmother

    “My grandmother, christened Ellen (but called Nellie) was a very headstrong, independent woman. Sadly, she was widowed at an early age, and became a single mother to two boys. Nonetheless, she had a lot of friends, loved to travel and enjoyed the odd drop of sherry. “I got on well with my grandmother and was […]

  • Leave a legacy of love

    This is Suki the moon bear. Suki is an absolutely wonderful character. She loves to be the top bear, climbing to the top of any platform to get the best vantage point. She likes playing with hanging toys and generally prefers her own company, but she does like to watch her friends Jigsaw and Bridger […]

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    £1 million free of Inheritance Tax – too good to be true?

     A guest blog by Iain Wanstall, Consultant at Wanstall Consulting, Wills & Estate Planning. When the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) came into force, many headlines proclaimed that couples could have up to £1,000,000 free of Inheritance Tax (IHT) from 2020. This was clearly excellent news, but is it quite as good as it sounds? […]

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