Older People’s Day

I recently had the opportunity to take part in Bluebird Care’s celebrations of UK Older People’s Day which was on 1st October 2016.  The event took place at the Ellendune Centre in Wroughton and Robert Buckland MP started off the proceedings with a speech recognising the local carers, charities, council and individuals that all help […]

Retired couple in a field

Charity of the Year 2016

I am pleased to announce that my chosen Charity of the Year is Brighter Futures, the name of the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.  I chose this charity for a variety of reasons. Firstly, I have a close affinity to Great Western Hospital (GWH) as both my parents were in the medical […]

Have you started the Big Conversation yet

Dying Matters is an organisation based across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. This week they are aiming to raise awareness of this and how important it is to have the “Big Conversation” about death and […]

Dementia Awareness Week 2016

This week is Dementia Awareness Week and you may have seen and heard about this in the news.  Many people contact me when they are worried about their parents, often because they have just been diagnosed with the early onset of Dementia or Alzheimers. These illnesses can be very traumatic for loved ones as well […]

Inheritance Tax

As you all know, David Cameron has been in the spotlight over inheritance tax and the issue of tax planning. Regardless of whether people think planning to mitigate your inheritance tax liability is morally correct, there are various things people can do to reduce an inheritance tax bill. They are legal and commonly used by […]