The National Careline Blog

Challenging decisions on adult social care

21 July 2021

I received an invitation today asking me to take part in the newly launched inquiry by the Equality and Human Rights Commission into the challenging decisions made by adult social care in England and Wales. Now, on The National Careline helpline, we receive many calls on this issue and help people to make their way […]

The Right Move?

17 June 2021

The right move?: it’s difficult making housing decisions in later life Written by Barbara Davies, founder of The National Care Line About 5 years ago I read the latest All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People inquiry report, ‘Housing our Ageing Population: Positive Ideas’.   At the time I was approaching […]

A short break?

02 June 2021

We’ve had Brexit, Covid, Lockdowns in triplicate and by now, most people are feeling more than a little weary with it all. So what do we have to do if we have a chance to get away. A short break or just a change of scenery would be relished but with so many destinations still […]

Digital Assets

10 May 2021

Our blog this month coincides with Dying Matters Awareness Week and we feature a guest post from Martyn Milsom of Milsom Consulting Ltd. He is a member of the Society of Will Writers, Chartered Insurance Institute and Certified Certificate Providers with the Office of the Public Guardian. Digital Assets: a key theme for Dying Matters […]

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 […]