The Forum has received a request for information from someone who is researching the life and career of Guy Standeven. Guy used to be a member of the White Rose Players in the 1940s and later joined the West Riding Theatre. He had a prolific career in both television and film.
Did you know him? Are you able to provide information about him? If so, please contact the researcher …… Continue reading
To help answer such questions, we have two speakers: representatives from Harrogate library and Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Services (HARCVS). Julie Lonsdale who is the Outreach Librarian at Harrogate Library will outline all the resources that the Library now provides including support, training and information about digital communications, and book manuscript resources, local history and family tree interests, social and meeting opportunities including coffee mornings, a Reading Group, and a place simply to relax and browse. Continue reading
Ofcom is to investigate the cost of calls to Directory Enquiry services, following concerns by consumer groups. There are over 420 companies providing the service, with calls costing £5-10 each, not to mention charging up to £3 per minute for connecting calls.
To find out more, visit our ‘alerts’ page.
Just in case you run out of medication or require a prescription to be filled over the Easter bank holiday, you can follow this link to find out which pharmacies are open.
There are new projects to enhance the wellbeing of those with dementia and their carers. To find out how their quality of life can be improved, visit our ‘New Ventures’ section on the ‘Events’ page.
The Consumer Association (Which?) reports that ‘in less than two weeks, we’ve recorded over £5.5m lost to bank transfer scams. Over 650 people have shared their story – with one person reported to have lost a whopping £395,000. The £5.5m is just the tip on the iceberg.
This is the harsh reality of bank transfer scams and something the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) will not be able to ignore. Banks must better protect customers who are tricked into transferring money to a fraudster’. If you would like to support Which? in trying to protect people from becoming victims, please consider signing the ‘Safeguard us from Scams’ campaign.
‘NHS England has told local health leaders not to reveal the plans to the public or the media until they are finalised and have been approved by their own officials first, according to published documents and a new analysis by the King’s Fund. The national body even told local managers to refuse applications from the media or the public to see the proposals under the Freedom of Information Act’. (Guardian 14.11.16). To find out more, please go to ‘Older People’s Issues – news items’ on the ‘Publications’ page.
Frosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!
Here are some tips about 5 essential winter care accessories. Also, you can get more winter driving advice on our ‘Topical News’ page.
Do you need more information and advice about caring for a person with dementia? The Good Care Group have published ‘Dementia: through their eyes’ - a guide to person-centred care for those with dementia. (Also available via our ‘Publications‘ page).
If you’re travelling alone, follow this link for good advice about how to keep safe and basic self-defence.
U-Switch has provided a useful guide to driving abroad and ensuring that you have appropriate car insurance.
And don’t forget to see our ‘Topical News’ page for information about the need for biometric passports if you’re travelling to the USA.