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Later Life News

A family member going into care?
Sarah Patrick of SOPS discusses "The Nine Things" you need to know
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All over Scotland as you read this short article many Scottish families will be facing one of their number going into residential care. Typically, a partner or son or daughter will be arranging care for a loved one who can no longer live safely at home due to physical frailty or dementia.
Get to understand the financial assessment and how care is paid.
We covered numbers the first six across our previous two eNewsletter - here are the final three.
If you missed  the earlier editions, you can view the first three things by clicking here and items 4, 5 and 6 by clicking here
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£2m National Lottery funding for older workers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

A new initiative aimed at supporting people aged 50+ in Scotland to remain or return to work has today received a £2.2 million boost from the National Lottery Community Fund.
The funding is for the five-year Age At Work project which will work across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to raise awareness of an ageing workforce and support businesses to be more age inclusive.
By supporting older people to remain in or return to work, the project will help older workers to have enough income, develop new skills and have a fuller working life. Being part of the workforce will also help older people to stay connected to their community and reduce loneliness and isolation.

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Houses in Marriage - who owns what?
Martin Monaghan of SOPS reflects on an often misunderstood legal issue
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Figures show many people are separating or divorcing later in life than ever before. So, the issues around divorce and separation have to be faced by many over 65, sometimes after a long marriage. The impression I have is that some of my older clients never expected to be separating, and perhaps they have less knowledge of some of the legal issues than younger clients.
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Lords bid to save free TV Licenses for over 75s
Age Scotland’s Chair and Labour peer, George Foulkes, will introduce a Private Members Bill in the House of Lords tomorrow (Thursday 20th June) aimed at repealing the provision which transferred responsibility for free TV Licences for over-75s from the Government to the BBC.
The move would mean that the UK Government takes over responsibility for paying for and providing the free TV Licence for people over the age of 75, as outlined in the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto.
The Age UK petition, supported by Age Scotland, to save the free TV licence for over 75s has now received more than 565,000 signatures.
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