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April 1st price increases – act now to avoid them

Piles of poundsCome April 1st, there will be several price increases. For further information, please visit our ‘Alerts’ page.  If you act now, you might be able to avoid them!

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Could you be entitled to the ‘marriage allowance’

HMRC 3Remember when David Cameron was Prime Minister and he was promoting the institution of marriage? No? Well as part of this, the marriage allowance was initiated. People who are married or in a civil partnership are eligible. Like some other allowances and benefits, the uptake has been described as ‘shockingly low’. To find out how this allowance works and if you could apply for it (very simple, apparently) please follow this link. Free money ….. how can you lose? Even if your partner has died since April 5th 2015, you could sttill apply.

No mental health beds in the Harrogate district – a real risk

MH maleThe approved plans for a specialised facility to be built on the outskirts of Harrogate have been put on hold, pending the outcome of a local consultation. There is the possibility that patients will have to travel out of the district to receive care. For patients living with dementia this would be extremely stressful – away from familiar surroundings and people.

To find out how you can express your views and attend a public event to discuss this issue, please visit our ‘Have your say‘ page. There are less than 2 weeks to make your views known.

What do you think? Make your views known

Survey - your views matter

Lots of consultations and surveys in progress. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your views known. See our ‘Have your say’ page.

 

 

  • Service users and carers with experience of the Mental Health Act are asked to complete an online survey to have their say on an Independent Review of the Act.
  • The rise in numbers comes as the NHS is running a public consultation into whether England should follow Wales and introduce an opt-out donation scheme.
  • NHS England wants to hear the views of patients and the public on the prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for minor conditions.
  • The Government are consulting on plans to extend the Blue Badge scheme
  • NHS England has commissioned Quality Health to run an online survey to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets in England.