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Financial scamming - Ask Me Anything with Professor Keith Brown

At least 3.2 million people in the UK are scammed every year. Don't let yourself or loved ones fall victim - read the top picks from our Ask Me Anything session with Professor Keith Brown from the University of Bournemouth to learn how to spot, avoid and protect yourself from financial scams.

Is your CFO thinking year-end or financial aid for care homes?

It’s no coincidence that some of your most committed workers are also committed carers of sick or ageing parents. It means your best people may be distracted, stressed or absent from work as they juggle what amounts to two important jobs. What effect will this have on your business? And what can you do to help?

Are your people emailing clients or Googling care homes?

Susan’s a grafter, always on the phone or tapping at her keyboard. But the truth is Susan spends hours of her workday speaking to solicitors and trawling the internet for advice on social care: her aunt has dementia and can no longer live alone.

Is the mysterious long lunch a wrangle with Mum to take her meds?

We’re all late for work to see the dentist from time to time. But, if some of your best workers make a habit of clipping hours, there’s a chance that, far from slacking, they’re devoting time and energy to their other full-time job: caring for Mum or Dad.

Support for working carers

For the last five years, Royal Voluntary Service has run a daily group at its Community Centre in Hanley, Stoke on Trent. For many attendees, it’s the only time they leave the house each week.

Supporting Healthy & Happy Lives

Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age or ability. They are one of the largest voluntary service charities in Britain with over 25,000 volunteers helping 100,000 older people each month to stay active, independent and involved in their communities.

More than feeling blue

Depression is the most common mental health problem in older people. Yet they are often reluctant to seek medical treatment for something they dismiss as ‘the blues’. What can you do to help?

A better social life

Staying connected with family, friends and peers is a basic human need, whatever your age. Whether it’s meeting up at a lunch club, popping round to a pal’s for a cuppa, or getting together to pursue a hobby or interest, an active social life will keep your loved one in touch with the world outside their home.