Back in 2010 the coalition government asked Andrew Dilnot to lead a commission on care funding. He duly reported in 2011 with his proposals including a cap on the cost of care. The government - rightly in my opinion - then in 2015 decided not to implement the cap, set at £72,000, and 'postponed' its implementation until 2020.
Problems in the housing market have risen to the top of the political agenda. Simply put, there is a lack of housing for an ever-growing population and even more acutely a lack of affordable homes.
I find it funny that I spend so much time researching how to get my baby to sleep through the night (or even more than one hour at a time), how to entertain my bored toddler, how to get them to eat more than bread and cheese, and how to stop breastfeeding. But so much of my parenting expectations are set by society.
But we forgot that the tiny, messy details of life have a way of peeking out of unexpected corners and hinges. And in our apartment we didn't have to go looking for them, we found them staring in our faces at all times. We just chose to ignore them.
So when I was informed that the home I had lived in for six years was going to be sold by my landlord (who lived in LA and would, I assumed, allow me to live there forever) I got into a spin. In my mind my home was being taken away from me, nay stripped from me: all thoughts that this would lead to a simpler, more gratifying life evaporated instantly.
From chopping boards to toilet brushes - we often take everyday items for granted, expecting them to pass the test of time and rarely replacing them. Hassle.com, the UK's leading platform for booking a local and trusted cleaner online, have identified 10 everyday items that you should be throwing away!
I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to getting cosy on the sofa with candles burning and Christmas movies playing all day... But before that there is lots of work to do. It's not that easy to make your own Christmas.
With the Christmas tree twinkling in the corner and presents piled high, the last thing on your mind is moving house... however, when the last mince p...
These stress levels are extremely familiar to me. I've lost track of the number of Christmases lost worrying about work in between cooking for the starving masses, wrapping presents, keeping everyone happy and ensuring everything looked picture-book-perfect for the stream of 'perfect family' essential insta-snap.
The time to start is now. Arm them with a set of tools that show that the only limitations are the ones we create for ourselves in our minds. How do you empower your child?
In all the debate about the funding and integration of health and care, too little attention has been paid to housing. Yet we know that an older or di...