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What is a Discretionary Trust?


Last month we covered “Trusts for Disabled People Explained?” and explored when a Disabled Person’s Trust is the right Trust to consider. In this article we are going to look at a Discretionary Trust in more detail. As a parent you continue to provide love, guidance and support throughout your child’s life to the day

Universal Credit comes to town…..what it means for you


Our Benefits expert Jayne Knights updates you on what is happening with the new Universal Credit system. Over to Jayne…. Universal Credit is coming soon to a Jobcentre Plus near you – Literally! This highly controversial new benefit is coming in its ‘full’ version to Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove from this Autumn and nothing in

Trusts for Disabled People Explained – Disabled Person’s Trust


Putting in place a Disabled Person’s Trust, which some people may refer to as a disability trust, can be confusing for a lot of people. Parents are often concerned about putting the right plans in place and whether using these special trusts for disabled beneficiaries is relevant for them, this article will answer your questions.

Mencap Family Hub

Mencap FamilyHub


In 1946, a mum called Judy Fryd – angered and frustrated by the lack of support available to her daughter, who had a learning disability – wrote to a magazine, asking other parents in the same boat to contact her. Thousands of parents replied, sharing their stories and frustrations, and offering help. From there, Mencap,

Best Laid Plans

Life in our bubble: The Best Laid Plans


Our daughter’s been on holiday. So have we. Separately. Just for a few days, but still. And now we are home again and all in one piece. When she was eight she went away without us for the very first time. We didn’t have respite then. We had accepted an invitation for her to join