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Benefits at Transition – Universal Credit and other tricky inventions

15.02.17

Following our blog last month, introducing our transition series which gives families and carers practical advice on how to manage transition where a disabled and vulnerable person is concerned, benefits expert Jayne Knights guides parents and carers through the new rules of Universal Credit and how parents and carers may be affected by this. Over


Benefits for older people – Part 2 : Housing costs and council tax

17.08.16

The previous articles written by Jayne Knights, Benefits Expert, have been so well received we just had to have her back to discuss pension credit and additional benefits for older people. In part two of this two-part blog Jayne discusses additional benefits available to older people. Over to Jayne… In my previous blog, I discussed


Benefits for older people – Part 1: Pension Credit

08.08.16

The previous articles written by Jayne Knights, Benefits Expert, have been so well received we just had to have her back to discuss pension credit and additional benefits for older people. Over to Jayne… The political rollercoaster of the past few months has affected everything in the benefits world, and the recent appointment of Damian


What is NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC)?

28.07.16

A major concern for many people and their families is the potentially high cost of care. With weekly care fees reaching £1,000 in some areas, it is understandable that people worry about this issue. The reason for someone needing care will establish how these services are provided and, quite importantly, who pays.  If a person


Benefits at 16 – time to choose!

15.06.16

In her second guest blog, Jayne Knights, benefits expert, discusses how sorting out family finances when you are a disabled young person can be tricky, especially when you approach your 16th birthday. Over to Jayne.. If you are living at home on your 16th birthday, and you are continuing in full time education which is