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#askRL – What is a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney?


Today, Solicitors for the Elderly launch its new campaign “The Incapacity Crisis: Making sure your wishes are heard” which raises awareness of Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney. In support of the campaign, and as part of our own blog series on ‘Developing Vulnerability’ which looks at what happens when mental capacity is lost

Life In Our Bubble: Keep Off The Grass


Summer’s here. Everything’s out. Hot sun, bright flowers, beach bums in shorts’n’ flip flops, the barbecue crowd. Our daughter has been stuck indoors for days now, lying on the sofa with the occasional foray to the bathroom and then back to her room at night. She’s feeling rotten while the world goes on around her,

Life in our Bubble: Family Show


It’s bank holiday weekend and the last day of the annual cultural festival that our city hosts. Our daughter has been to quite a few shows, tickets the gifts of friends who know that she loves spectacle and live performance. She’s seen dance, physical theatre, music. We’ve seen lots of street acts as well. It’s

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children


Last month’s blog covered the range of benefits for disabled children, but of course it centred on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), as that is the main benefit intended to help families cope with the costs of having a child with extra needs. Claiming DLA for disabled children up to the age of 16 This blog is

Life in our Bubble

Life in our Bubble: Friends


Our daughter is an only child. We’ve always wanted her to have friends, or at least a friend. Someone like her. A pal to hang out with, go on outings, enjoy similar things. A chum who isn’t paid to be with her or support her. At the moment she doesn’t have this. When she was