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  • New non-hormonal treatment for hot flushes in development
    The distress of hot flushes and night sweats affects many menopausal women.   Research into a new non-hormonal treatment is underway with promising early results. Menopausal hot flushes and night sweats affect around 80% of older …more
  • Government guidance for people receiving direct payments
    The Government has published advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support. Below are all the key guidance …more
  • Latest scam updates from West Yorkshire Trading Standards
    Here are the latest scam updates for West Yorkshire, published 29/6/2020. Scroll to the bottom for information on reporting scams and unwanted telephone calls. Non-compliant goods including PPE Non-compliant consignments of PPE …more
  • Thousands of married women could be missing out on pension benefits!
    Married women who reached state pension age prior to April 2016 could be missing out on additional state pension income. The MoneySavingExpert website reports this month that women whose basic state pension is less than 60% of …more
  • Scam Alerts: 15 June 2020
    Here’s a selection of the latest scams circulating in West Yorkshire and beyond. Seafood sellers in LeedsTraders in Leeds reported to be selling fish & seafood on the doorstep, using high pressure sales tactics to target …more
  • NHS launches new online support for people with diabetes
    Three new NHS services will allow people living with diabetes to manage their condition online during the coronavirus pandemic. Recent findings show that people with diabetes, face a significantly higher risk of dying with …more
  • Carers Week: information and support for carers
    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t …more
  • Brighouse Arts Festival launches Art Challenge
    In response to the amazing art that people have been displaying in their windows to support key workers, the organisers of the Brighouse Arts Festival wanted to find a way to boost community art work in the borough. Therefore, …more
  • Macular Society reports on groundbreaking stem cell treatment
    Patients’ sight maintained five years after groundbreaking stem cell treatment reports the Macular Society in their June newsletter. Patients who were the first to receive a new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration …more
  • Scams – latest advice, including PPE scams
    8 June 2020: West Yorkshire Trading Standards weekly update on COVID-19 related scams. The current pandemic has seen a huge increase in the need for PPE, particularly face masks across the world. Unfortunately fraudsters have …more
  • Power of Attorney: a guide to making one
    It is still possible to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) while observing Government guidance on social distancing, self-isolating and shielding. Making a lasting power of attorney (LPA) is an important decision that you …more
  • Alzheimer’s Society update: Dementia Directory
    The Alzheimer’s Society has updated their online support services directory for anyone affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Dementia directory is Alzheimer’s Society’s comprehensive, easy-to-use …more
  • Singing for the Brain – online or by phone
    The Alzheimer’s Society has launched weekly Virtual Singing for the Brain sessions for people with dementia and their carers. Singing for the Brain brings people affected by dementia together to sing a variety of songs they …more
  • Scams – latest alerts in West Yorkshire
    West Yorkshire Trading Standards weekly update on COVID-19 related scams. What is happening at the moment in West Yorkshire? Reports of a rogue trading company cold calling residents to say they’ve sent a letter stating they …more
  • Scams: This week’s trends
    An update on the scams trending at the moment in West Yorkshire Anti-Scam Tips With many older people alone or in lockdown at home, the threat of scams must be taken seriously. The following have been reported: Email circulating …more
  • Scams: Spotting suspicious emails and what to do
    More advice follows on how to spot suspicious emails and what to do with them to avoid being scammed. We have all had a dodgy looking email that we have either placed in the trash or reported back to individual sites. Well did …more
  • Cash Delivery Payments For Vulnerable Via Post Office
    Cash delivery payments are now available “for the most vulnerable individuals”  due to a Post Office and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) partnership initiative. The new cash delivery option has initially been made available …more
  • Scam updates
    What scams are trending at the moment in West Yorkshire? The weekly round-up from Yorkshire Trading Standards. Automated Scam messages from fraudsters claiming to be Amazon Prime, the call states that a trial membership was about …more
  • Join in the VE Day 75 anniversary celebrations from the safety of your home!
    8 May is the official VE Day 75 anniversary celebrations and although public events have been cancelled, it is still a unique opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifices, courage and determination of people during World War …more
  • Citizens Advice: Energy bill guidance & support
    Here we have some really helpful guidance from Citizens Advice on reducing your energy bills. It’s estimated that average households will use 15% more energy during this lock-down period, and more energy usage means high bills. …more