The Marie Curie Support Line is a free and confidential service for people living with or caring for someone with terminal illness. The service provides practical information and emotional support to anyone that is affected by terminal illness. The service will be available throughout the festive period, including the bank holidays. You can find out more about the support line, including full opening hours, and other support services on the Marie Curie website.
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.