Timely advice on handling finances

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Money at Home has been published by the charity Age Concern as a guide to handling money and property on behalf of someone else. With the implementation of National Minimum Standards for homecare, this is an important part of the role for many of the 185,000 paid homecare workers in the UK, as well as the thousands of voluntary care workers who visit people in their own homes. It places them in a position of trust, even if it is just a one-off occasion. Written by Pauline Thompson, Age Concern England¹s national policy expert on financial aspects of community care, Money at Home uses jargon-free language, relevant care standards and case studies help homecare managers and workers get to grips with any of the issues which include: – Procedures for handling money and property – Banking, bills and shopping – Dealing with financial abuse – Helping with budgeting – Helping people who are unable to manage their finances – An awareness of welfare benefits – Gifts, wills and bequests Age Concern director general Gor

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