Nicola Taylor

Nik is an experienced Care Funding and Benefit adviser and trainer. She has been helping people navigate the care and benefit maze for many years and is dedicated to supporting people to make good care choices and care funding decisions. The Author of several books, she has worked for Local and Central Government and supports both advisers and private clients with care funding and benefits advice and Care Navigator Reports.

Encouraging loved ones to accept care and support

Encouraging loved ones to accept care and support

I can manage! Often our loved ones won’t acknowledge the need for help or accept it, fiercely independent and used to managing they may expect a partner or family to continue providing levels of support that are no longer possible and risk care breaking down or a carer becoming stressed, poorly or collapsing themselves. I …

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What help is there for Council tax

What help is there for Council tax?

Disregard, Discount, Reduction and Exemptions! And we wonder why people don’t claim help with Council Tax!? Council Tax ‘Benefit’ is usually means tested. The name changed to Council Tax Reduction (also called support) in April 2013. It is usually administered by District Council rather than a Local Authority or County Council. Unless you live in …

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Medical Disclosure

Medical Disclosure

The Office of the Public Guardian in England and Wales (OPG) has issued new guidance (Nov 2021). This is for NHS and Social Care staff regarding the disclosure of a donor’s medical information to attorneys and deputies. The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 govern how OPG and other authorities (including health and social …

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Care Advisers

Finding Good Care

Finding Good Care for our growing ageing population. Nearly 1.5 million older people who are not receiving the care and support needed. More people are arranging and paying for their own care. Often life changing decisions are made with little time. Or no previous experience of the care and benefit system. It can be daunting, …

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