Category Archives: Information sources

1400 targeted by TV licensing scam e-mails

 

WarningBe aware! Consumer Association Which? is warning that more than 1,400 people have been targeted by the latest TV Licensing refund scam emails. The e-mails take various forms, but mainly involve the use of a convincing facsimie of the TV Licensing Authority logos etc. The e-mail offers a refund for over payment or a billing error. For further details on how to spot these e-mails and what to do if you have been scammed, go to https://bit.ly/2q2Jnaz 

Harrogate Main Post Office set for closure

Help save Harrogate’s main Post Office

Post OfficeAs WH Smith continues its programme to amalgamate post offices within its branches, it has been confirmed that the town centre post office in Harrogate is marked for closure. The plan is to relocate the post office within the WH Smith store in Cambridge Street. This move comes at a time when the future of the post office in Cold Bath Road is also in doubt. To read more about this, please see our ‘Have Your Say’ page, which includes an article from the Harrogate Advertiser.

Are you excited or concerned about the proposed ‘cliff lift’ in Knaresborough?

240px-Knaresborough_viewThere will be a consultation workshop for people we feel have the most to gain from and contribute to the Cliff Lift i.e. people with disabilities, seniors with age related access concerns and parents with young children.  We want to hear your first hand experiences of getting around Knaresborough and give you an opportunity to find out more about the Cliff Lift project.

Age UK (Cliff House, Knaresborough) are hosting our first consultation workshop on THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER FROM 2 – 4PM.  Refreshments will be provided and you will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire as well as take part in small discussions groups.

If you would like to attend please contact Kathy Allday on 01423 864381 (the workshop organiser) or Age UK on 01423 864956. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Please see our ‘Have Your Say’ page for further details.

Minister says 150,000 patients’ opt-out data requests were never processed

Data securityDid you opt-out of sharing your confidential health information during the care.data project? It has now been revealed that 150,000 opt-out requests were not processed. So contact NHS England https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/ … to check or opt-out now. Read more here.

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!

If you want to find out how to make savings on goods and services, and also how to stay ahead of the scammers, why not subscribe to the Money Saving Expert’s newsletter? Follow this link for further information.

Act FAST campaign re-launched

Public Health England (PHE) has re-launched the Act FAST stroke campaign, which urges the public to call 999 if they notice any signs of a stroke. While the majority of stokes occur in older people, recent figures from PHE show more first time strokes are now occurring at an earlier age. The average age for males having a stroke fell from 71 to 68 years and for females, 75 to 73 years between 2007 and 2016. Awareness is crucial, so the campaign reaches out to people of all ages.

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Support for older and ex-members of the armed forces

Ex-forces supportCommunity First Yorkshire ‘provides a range of services aimed at raising awareness of the issues faced by older and ex-members of the armed forces and enabling them to lead fuller lives. This service covers all of North Yorkshire and is funded by the Aged Veterans Fund at the Ministry of Defence using LIBOR funds.

Community First Yorkshire are committed to contributing to and widening the existing support available for older veterans across the County, working closely with delivery partners and other service charities to carry out this work. They offer person-centred practical, financial, and holistic support – from hardship grants to arts and crafts to befriending. Veterans will have the opportunity to try new things, revisit old interests, or benefit from new and improved connections to their community’. Please follow this link for further information.