To the Voice of Experience Forum Working with and for Older People in North Lanarkshire
The Voice of Experience Forum is an independent recognised charity working throughout North Lanarkshire to ensure that older people’s voices are being heard.
Voice of Experience Forum work in partnership with a number of organisations such as North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire, The Pension Service, Age Concern Scotland etc to ensure that the views and opinions of older people in North Lanarkshire are being heard.
Fear of crime should not stop you enjoying life to the full. Overall‚ older people are less likely than other age groups to be victims of crime. However‚ one type of criminal may try to target older people.
Bogus callers‚ also known as distraction burglars‚ try to trick their way into your home to steal your money and valuables while your attention is elsewhere.
Most callers are genuine and mean you no harm‚ but bogus callers can often seem very plausible and will try to fool you.
FISCAL DRAG FOR PENSIONERS
Last year there was much huffing and puffing about the so-called “granny tax”, even though nothing had actually happened. What was announced in the 2012 Budget was that age-related allowances would be frozen with effect from April 2013 and would no longer be claimable by anyone born after 5 April 1948. In the meantime the basic personal allowance would be speeded up towards a goal of at least £10,000 and, assuming that it would continue to be index-linked to inflation (by whichever yardstick) it would eventually catch up with the present age-related rates of £10,500 and £10,660 for those born before 6 April 1948 and 6 April 1938 respectively. From then on there will be just one standard personal allowance for everyone (unless you earn more than £100,000.)
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VoEF Tea Dance
August 2012 Newsletter
News faces at VoEF
New Arts project to explore ageing
Report from VoEF
Living Well Events
Reshaping Care for Older People
Locality mapping Project Update
Opticians do house calls too
One Stop for Care & Repair
Off to the Garden party
Calendar Competition - and the winner is......
membership meeting will focus on Welfare
VoEF people Focus
Membership registration form
Please click the link for the report of Eskosgen > final report of Ekosgen, who were commissioned by the Scottish government to look at the impact of the Adult Support and Protection legislation.
The link below will take you to another Scottish Govt page – if you choose Adult Support and Protection on the page, it will take you to a page with a number of resources.
At the bottom of that page, is the link to the National Adult Protection Forum, which includes minutes of the meetings of the forum.
The five priorities agreed by the Forum are:
1. Financial harm
2. Adult Protection and Accident and Emergency Units
3. Data Collection
4. Adult Protection in Care Homes and Nursing Homes
5. Service user and carer involvement (how did I forget that one!)
The next link is to the Committee’s website and the biennial report – it would be helpful if you could raise awareness of the report and its location on the website.
I have attached a copy of the SCR of the young man in Stockport. The quote I was trying to remember is
‘The presumption of capacity does not exempt authorities and services from undertaking robust assessments where a person’s apparent decision is manifestly contrary to his wellbeing.’ (paragraph 12.23)
Newsletter Dec 2012
Are You Ready for Winter
Royal Mail Offers a helping
Bogus Callers Seminars
Help with Heating Bills
ASSET treating patients at home
VoEF People Focus
Living Well Events