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  1. Which? launches new carers’ hub to bridge the gap More than a million people looking after an elderly relative could be losing out on crucial advice and support, research by Which? Elderly Care has revealed. Nearly a third of the 3.8 million unpaid carers in England struggle to find the information they need from their local council. There are also large differences between areas. Around half of unpaid carers in Brent, Hounslow, Sheffield and Lambeth had difficulty finding information and advice. New hub for unpaid carers In response to the lack of information available to carer
  2. Hi I currently work for LA who are going through a restructure, I used to work full time and now part time due to my back problems. I had a discetomy back in April but I struggle with work I work 18.5 hours 5 mornings a week. It is a struggle especially as I can't take my full medication before I go to work due to the drowsiness. I have a 5 year old and live with my partner who is on ESA support group and lower dla care component. I know I physically can't carry on doing this job. I need to know where I financially stand if I had to g
  3. Posting this in attempt to try to help my friend who was quite irresponsible with her credit cards. I think they are all with different banks and she says no way for these to be combined into one or for her to get a loan (bad credit rating) to pay them off. £1000 overdraft on each card so £3000 in total plus monthly interest rates piling up on top of each sum plus I think there are some late payment fees too or something. She only can make small payments (meeting the monthly minimum) but it is going on for her for almost 3 years now and because of the interest rates piling up on
  4. There are many reports of debtors being arrested for obstructing a bailiff (Section 68.1 of Section 12 of the Tribunal Courts & Enforcement Act 2007) or more commonly; for removing a car clamp but it is rare to read a report about a debtor being injured during a bailiff visit. This particular press article featured on SCOOP yesterday. The background to the matter is that the debtor (a young mother) had been fined for using a TV without a valid licence. The balance of the court fine was £200. For reasons that are not known, she did not deal with the debt at the Compliance stage (when
  5. Housing charities warn many families are struggling to buy food and meet other costs due to rising property prices and rents Millions of households spend over a third of their income on “unaffordable” mortgages or rental payments and are struggling to meet other costs, according to housing charities. BBC Panorama will tonight broadcast a programme on whether a "great house price bubble" is forming in the UK. Experts fear that rising property prices and rents are putting pressure on families already struggling to cope as energy and food prices soar while wages remain stagnant. Panor
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