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    • Mother and father worked here and then went to SA in about 1978 returning to UK in about 1996 and worked here until 2016 when her husband died at age 66.  He was still working at the time.  She then went to live with daughter in SA.  Mother only claims for her pension. 
    • Thanks, I owe the money, no issue with that, I will SAR the company.  If I need to just pay it and have the CCJ for a few years so be it.  Just thought I'd explore all options
    • By the way you wrote that post, i can see that you are as confused by the situation as someone reading it. Important advice must be not to pay for any flights etc, until they understand the situation fully. Those that have British passports could be entitled to receive UK benefits. However, nothing is that straightforward. The passport does guarantee anything. The daughter could be entitled to Universal Credit ( which includes housing) as a British passport holder, but this can only be confirmed when she has gone through the Habitual Residency test (HRT). So you will need to read about HRT for British passport holders returning to the UK. There will be requirements to provide information about why they are returning to the UK and what work searches have they done to find work on their return to the UK. In regard to the mother who has a British passport, you will be correct in presuming that no council is going to be helpful in paying for the care home fees immediately on arrival in the UK. When did the mother last live in the UK ? When did the mother last work in the UK ? British embassy in South Africa may be able to provide information and assist with applications ? Just getting on a plane, landing in the UK and expecting help to resolve their situation, would be a silly thing to do. I can see the mother ending up in an NHS hospital for a period, while people wondered how they were going to deal with the situation. Probably not the first to do this, but if the mother also has a South African passport, they could put her on a plane back to SA and then the Daughter would be a difficult situation. Embassy in South Africa must be first place of advice.
    • There are online forums for people moving from South Africa to the UK. This is one of them.   https://moveup.co.za/2019/03/08/how-to-move-to-the-uk-a-step-by-step-guide/   If you want to speak to a social worker you could try the local council.   HB
    • This is not our issue, but an issue with a friend.  Our friend is living in South Africa and now suffers from dementia and is in a home.  The daughter has been paying for the home however the daughter was made redundant and has a child to support.  Daughter's husband keeps kicking her out of the house with the 3 year old boy and daughter had nowhere to go. The mother and daughter both have British passports.  Mother and father(now deceased) are British born, but daughter was born in South Africa.   The 3 year old was born in in South Africa.  Daughter is now broke and cannot keep the mother in a home any longer.  Daughter wants to return to the UK where she did live for several years previously so had NI number etc. however not sure what she can do with her mother.  The other issue is that the father is trying to get custody of the child so another issue. We, on behalf of the daughter who phoned us this morning, want to discuss with a social worker the options if any that may be open as on arrival here the mother will need to go straight into a home.  We can offer the daughter and child temporary accommodation with us.  Who should we contact? A very complicated scenario that normally we would not involved ourselves with as we are in our late sixties, retired and not that much money in the bank. 
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I wonder if there is an e-pettition to lift the waver!!


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I still think Facebook is a good medium for spreading the word - it can't hurt.

 

The group is here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36100485920

 

The wording needs some work, I agree.

 

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Would any one like me to start a thread on Libdem voice?

 

It's only open to members of the party.


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I still think Facebook is a good medium for spreading the word - it can't hurt.

 

The group is here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36100485920

 

The wording needs some work, I agree.

 

If anyone has a copyright free image for the group, please let me know.

 

Cant hurt..


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Go for it.


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now there is a bit of irony.

 

Start with the nationwide
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All move to the Co-Operative bank
I wonder how many people know that the Nationwide started its life as "The Co-operative Building Society" but was "removed/asked to leave" the Co-Operative movement as it did not use the Co-operative bank as its main bank.

 

off topic i know and useless info but ironic all the same.

 

Ill be nipping in to the co-op bank in the morning

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we have credit union in dorset i might switch to them.

 

 

There are moves afoot to allow CU's to handle outgoing DD's together with other functions normally the preserve of the banks

 

If that does happen it will probably lead to a mass exodus from the banks to the CU's & no bad thing too

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Would any one like me to start a thread on Libdem voice?

 

It's only open to members of the party.

put my name on facebook plus invited friends as well.

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My god!

 

I seriously hope that is true.

 

Have you a link to back that up? That is REALLY interesting.


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There are moves afoot to allow CU's to handle outgoing DD's together with other functions normally the preserve of the banks

 

If that does happen it will probably lead to a mass exodus from the banks to the CU's & no bad thing too

 

 

perhaps cag should start a credit union :eek:


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That is true. I agree. But after starting this site nearly 3 years ago, I have learned one thing at least: that is, that for the most part MP's do not care.

 

My MP for instance has considerable shares in LTSB. Many other MP's also have shares in one of the big 4 (very easy to find out as they are in the register of interests).

 

Now many will say that it should not cloud their judgement. It shouldn't - that much is correct. But we are talking about people who have been lining their pockets with our money for years - this pittance is nothing to them, and they will not harm their self interests as has been seen many a time on the news - and that's only when they are caught out.

 

I do feel that there are a few MP's that got into that game for the right reason - and some still feel that way. Some.

 

There are 274 bank charge related groups on Face book - with an average of 1100 members each. I admit that there will be a lot of cross-overs. But if there were not (and there is no way I can work that out without access to the facebook database), that would mean over 300,000 people who *may* be interested in changing bank accounts from the main offenders.

 

Of that we can reasonably expect maybe 2-10%. It's enough to send a message.

 

In the past, when I used to have have a bank account and I changed to another, I was asked why. They probably have a database of the reason why people change bank.

 

I disagree about the MP's yes many are shysters but there are some including senior ones who are interested in our plight. This is particularly true now as banks are no longer flavour of the month & there is so much uncertainty in many of their constituencies they need every vote

 

Also a face to face meeting is a lot more potent than a letter or an email

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I disagree about the MP's yes many are shysters but there are some including senior ones who are interested in our plight. This is particularly true now as banks are no longer flavour of the month & there is so much uncertainty in many of their constituencies they need every vote

 

Also a face to face meeting is a lot more potent than a letter or an email

 

Perhaps we should write to each leader and promise our votes to the first party to put the banks in their place:cool:


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We've had face to face meetings too.

 

I wasn't this cynical until we started this site. I was hopeful too that MPs actually did their job for US. Maybe I'm wrong. I hope so, but we've been down this road many times.

 

These are the same people that allowed them to get into a position this powerful. Then they bail them out with our money. The banks cannot lose when backed like that. They all went to uni together and they all know which finger to press when in a handshake.


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Politicians like to be in the no.

 

rdm you will have to capture the attention of the party members to influence them like that.

 

This is why I started a Libdem voice thread.

 

Ok there are only around 700 on there but the party pays attention to what is on the thread.


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My god!

 

I seriously hope that is true.

 

Have you a link to back that up? That is REALLY interesting.

 

Dave I assume you mean my post & if so you'll be pleased to note it's already happening:D

 

http://www.leedscitycreditunion.co.uk/content.asp?section=150

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Dave I assume you mean my post & if so you'll be pleased to note it's already happening:D

 

http://www.leedscitycreditunion.co.uk/content.asp?section=150

 

 

there is also one starting up in north staffs later this year (nscu - Home)


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I am almost giddy with excitement.

 

Seriously, I am.

 

This is fantastic.

 

Does anyone know where a list of credit unions is?


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Dave - Should we create a thread in each bank forum Ill do HSBC


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OK, we're getting really off-topic here. Perhaps we should start a new thread and let this one get back to where it should be.

 

I like the idea of a CAG credit union, but seriously, I (and most of us) barely have time to be here as it is at the moment let alone administer something like that.


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I am almost giddy with excitement.

 

Seriously, I am.

 

This is fantastic.

 

Does anyone know where a list of credit unions is?

 

found mine by typing "mycity credit union" in the search engine


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OK, we're getting really off-topic here. Perhaps we should start a new thread and let this one get back to where it should be.

 

I like the idea of a CAG credit union, but seriously, I (and most of us) barely have time to be here as it is at the moment let alone administer something like that.

 

perhaps an agreement with an existing credit union could be reached with cag getting a donation for each account opened???


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Not a bad idea at all. I need to read more about this before I make comment.


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...I like the idea of a CAG credit union, but seriously, I (and most of us) barely have time to be here as it is at the moment let alone administer something like that.
A professional organisation has a professional workforce.

If CAG set up a Credit Union...even by proxy

Methinks peeps would expect it to be administered by a fully accountable FULL TIME employed professional person/people...;)

...:)


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