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Autumna increases support for Adopt a Grandparent charity

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Autumna increases support for Adopt a Grandparent charity

April 10th, 2024

Autumna is pleased to announce its continued support for Adopt a Grandparent (AAG) – a pioneering technology-led charity that facilitates intergenerational friendship bonds by connecting care home residents with young volunteers across the world.

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How to avoid selling your house to pay for care

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How to avoid selling your house to pay for care

March 27th, 2024

Can you be forced to give up your home to pay for care fees and is there a way to have your care paid for you by the NHS?

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State Pensions will rise by 8.5% starting April 1st, 2024

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State Pensions will rise by 8.5% starting April 1st, 2024

March 22nd, 2024

Great news for UK retirees as thousands of pensioners who claim the full State Pension will receive up to £900 extra a year.

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DWP Universal Credit Payments to Rise: Extra £470 a year

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DWP Universal Credit Payments to Rise: Extra £470 a year

March 22nd, 2024

Universal Credit is rising by 6.7% from April 2024. Find out how much extra you could get from the DWP to help with home care costs, rent, and food. 

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Beat the April deadline for an extra saving on water bills

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Beat the April deadline for an extra saving on water bills

March 21st, 2024

On April 1st this year, all commercial water bills from every UK supplier will increase. But you could very easily make significant savings if you take some action.

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NHS Funded Nursing Care Rate Changes for 2024/25

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NHS Funded Nursing Care Rate Changes for 2024/25

March 14th, 2024

Will you or someone you love benefit from the increase in NHS-Funded Nursing Care? Find the latest information on the 2024/25 rates for NHS-Funded Nursing Care (FNC) here.

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The Effects of Music Therapy on People Living with Dementia

Older Persons Care Advice

The Effects of Music Therapy on People Living with Dementia

March 12th, 2024

How can music help people with dementia feel calmer, happier and more connected to people? Find dementia-friendly playlists here.

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Can a Pensioner Get a Mortgage to Buy a Retirement Living Property?

Retirement Living

Can a Pensioner Get a Mortgage to Buy a Retirement Living Property?

March 12th, 2024

Considering buying a retirement living home? This guide explains how to apply for a mortgage and where to compare retirement living properties near you.

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Day Care – A first step, respite, or to have fun!

Older Persons Care Advice

Day Care – A first step, respite, or to have fun!

March 12th, 2024

A chance to socialise means the world to some older people. Day Care services for respite provide an opportunity to laugh, learn and listen to like-minded people. Here's how. 

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