The National Careline Blog

Guidance For Older Drivers

07 April 2021

This month the National Careline welcomes a post from James Reeve, founder of MotaClarity. This post is aimed at older drivers and is filled with lots of relevant information on staying safe and mobile. Guidance For Older Drivers Having a disability, mobility issues or just plain getting older doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t drive […]

Being alone is not the same as being lonely

09 February 2021

As we grow older and it gets harder to get around, it is all too easy for older people to decide to stay in for extended periods, a decision which can lead over time to them becoming socially excluded. Simple things like lifts that are regularly out of action, lack of public toilets, or too […]

Elder Abuse and The National Careline Helpline

15 January 2021

Elder abuse is a subject that is very upsetting to talk about but a great many of the callers contacting The National Careline helpline are calling for help because someone that they care about, or they themselves, are being abused. The abuse can be physical or financial, often both, and in the majority of cases, […]

Improve your cyber security

09 December 2020

Due to coronavirus, more of our followers at The National Careline will be looking to do their festive shopping online this year. This means more opportunities for hackers to carry out cyber attacks. They often do this by targeting people and businesses using: * email and website scams* malware – software that can damage your […]

The benefits to your mental and physical health from Gardening

04 November 2020

If you were to carry out a poll of the most popular pastimes carried out by people in their spare time in the UK today, gardening would almost certainly rank at the top or very close to it and it is not hard to see why, as it is a very popular activity that brings […]

Staying on the right side of the Inland Revenue

08 October 2020

In these difficult times when an income can be spasmodic, many people are struggling to maintain a regular income and the last thing they need is to fall foul of the Inland Revenue by not having enough money to pay their tax. This is where the services of TaxAid:  and Tax Help for Older […]