Find out how you can help people with dementia in your community – free training for staff and volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends initiative.
Age UK is looking for disabled volunteers who would be interested in trialling an Echo Spot to manage digital tasks, from Camborne and West Cornwall are initially. Can you help?
Funding announced for the Cornish language, plus opportunities for health charities, architectural heritage, music and the arts, people in Liskeard, cycling and against isolation.
Health news: reducing A&E admissions due to alcohol, continuing healthcare funding, GP numbers falling, STIs rising, food allergies, dementia risks, care home dental care, and hygiene.
News articles around money – the whole free TV licences question, combating financial abuse, bank fraud and excessive overdraft fees, plus stats on income and benefits.
A quick roundup of news around benefits – looking at older people’s benefits vs younger people’s benefits, GPs and ESA ‘fit notes’, and the rising use of foodbanks.
Do you know someone aged over 60 who is an inspiration? Maybe they do amazing things, or have an interesting hobby… Nominate them for Cornwall Council’s ’60 over 60′ campaign!
*Extended deadline – 3 May – Have your say on the new Cornwall Council Vulnerable Customers policy. This is your opportunity to make sure ALL vulnerable groups have their needs addressed by the policy.
Catch up on disability news – take part in the Autism Act 10-year survey, explore the link between mental ill health and debt, learn about childless older people, and why there’s no minister for disabled people yet.
Information and support for people who care for those with dementia, whether professionally, or someone in their family.
News relating to disabilities – Makaton at Newquay Airport, Autism support for employers, and a U-turn from the DVLA, and the final report of the Access to cash review.
New changes coming in in May mean pensioners with partners of working ages are no longer entitled to pension credit.
Dementia is not an inevitable part of aging, and can be lessened or reduced – but only if you know the risk factors and reduce those risks. Find out more.
Grants for small charities providing care for older people, rural community projects, delivering services to deprived families, and refurbishing veterans’ community centres.
Some recent news around pensioner poverty, a rise in abortions, and proposals to improve the experience of disabled people while flying.
The Winter Wellbeing Guide 2018 has been published, with advice on keeping warm and well as the weather deteriorates.
Women now have the same retirement age as men, since 5 November 2018, but concerns are being raised about the manner in which this was achieved, and poverty risks for those immediately affected by the rise.
People are being disadvantaged as rural ATM and banks are closing, and is the balance of senior discounts and incentives for young people right, at tourist attractions?
50% of women aged 45 will have dementia, Parkinson’s disease or a stroke in later life, according to new research, and around 1/3 of men of 45.