This is a rise from 319,000 in 2012/13 and from 213,000 in 2006/07, when the data was first collected.
(Source: News Alzheimer’s Association)
It is often difficult and expensive to get travel, home and motor insurance for people with a health condition.
For people with Parkinson’s and their family, friends and carers this has just been made easier.
Parkinson’s UK has teamed up with Unique, an established insurance company who will offer insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
A third of the commission for each policy taken out will be donated to Parkinson’s UK. Details can be found on the Parkinson’s web site: www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/insurance-people-living-parkinsons
25th July – News Business BBC
People with disabilities face a "premium" of £550 a month owing to extra transport, insurance and living costs, a charity has claimed.
Scope said that the benefits available to disabled people did not cover the extra cost, at only £360 a month. The findings will now be studied by a commission aiming to find out how disabled consumers can get better deals.
It will spend a year interviewing disabled people and organisations.
Financial penalty - The research by Scope suggested that one in 10 disabled people paid more than £1,000 a month extra on their lives owing to their disability.
Common extra costs included taking a taxi to work and paying for specialist equipment such as wheelchairs. However, there was also a premium on more specialist items, such as lightweight kettles and cutlery for those who face difficulties using their hands.
Insurance costs tended to be higher, most notably for travel, the charity found.
"We want to end this financial penalty. That is why we are launching a commission to find ways to drastically bring down the premium disabled people pay," said Richard Hawkes, chief executive of Scope.
People with disabilities do receive financial help from the benefits system. However, the Personal Independence Payment and its predecessor, the Disability Living Allowance, still left people with a cost of living shortfall, the charity said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said Scope's report pre-dated many benefit changes, but raised some important issues.
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Two potential live-in carers were interviewed.
A new post has commenced in Leicestershire for an older lady requiring general support. Care Manager is Colin.
We always try to help people out with an emergency. Last Wednesday we received an enquiry for a live-in care package as a result of an acute problem for a family. We made an assessment visit on Thursday and the live-in care package started on Tuesday of this week.
There are over 70 main renal units in the UK, and most of these have several 'satellite' units.
Ethel goes to a day centre twice a week, which she enjoys and the live-in care worker can take their breaks at this time. Ethel also enjoys home cooking and companionship.
Ethel has two regular live-in care workers.
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