Family Life

The stages that you pass through from early life to retirement as a member of a family are called the family life cycle. As you reach each stage you are faced with new challenges and you will gain new skills that help you cope with this evolving cycle. Life doesn’t always run smoothly and situations such as severe illness, financial problems or the death of a loved one can have an effect on how well you pass through each stage. Whether you are a young person or over 50, MyAdviceGateway will help you locate the information and advice you need to cope with the challenges and stress of daily life.

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Housing Matters

HOUSING OPTIONS

Whether you are looking to buy or rent your first home, looking to move to a new home or need emergency housing there are a range of options to consider depending on your age and personal circumstances.

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Local Authorities & Council Tax

LOCAL AUTHORITY STRUCTURE

The structure of your local authority can vary depending on where in the country you live and whether you live in a city, a large town or in a small village.

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Family Bereavement

PREPARING FOR DEATH

No one wants to face death, yet no one can escape it and by preparing for your death in advance you are able to make things easier for those close to you down the line.

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Long Term Care & Caring

SOCIAL CARE

Social Care Services (also known as Community Care) help people who are in need of support due to illness, disability, old age or poverty. Social care services are available to everyone, regardless of background, and can also support the families or carers of people who receive social care.

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Pensions & Retirement

PLANNING YOUR RETIREMENT INCOME

More than half of people in the UK either aren’t saving at all for their retirement or they aren’t saving nearly enough to give them the standard of living they hope for when they retire. Could you afford to live on only your State Pension. The last thing your retirement …

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Computers in the Home

COMPUTER BASICS

Although not generally available to the majority of people until the 80’s personal computers have now become indispensable items in most households and are central to the way that we perform many everyday tasks.

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Education

EDUCATION OVERVIEW

Every child and young person is entitled to the highest quality education enabling them to achieve their best. Parents have a legal duty to ensure that their child receives an education suitable to his/her age, ability, aptitude and any special needs by registering them in a school or by electing …

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Healthcare

NHS HEALTHCARE

The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded healthcare system of The United Kingdom. With the NHS the care you receive is based on your needs, not on what you can pay.

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Relationships

MARRIAGE, LIVING TOGETHER, CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

Many people think that if you live with your partner for a couple of years you get the same rights as married couples. But this simply isn’t true. Therefore it is important that you understand your relationship’s legal status.

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Local Authorities & Council Tax

COUNCIL TAX

Council tax is a tax on domestic property system collected by local authorities to part fund local services. The amount you pay is based on a tax valuation band calculated by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

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Relationships

RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS

Relationship problems or marital problems come in all shapes and sizes. As a couple you don’t live in a vacuum, you are part of and contribute to everything and everyone around you. Money, sex and arguments are at the root of most couples’ discontent.

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Housing Matters

COUNCIL HOUSING AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

Social housing is housing that is let at low rents and on a secure basis to people in housing need. It is generally provided by councils and not-for-profit organisations such as housing associations.

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Computers in the Home

WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM

Windows is a desktop operating system developed by Microsoft. For the past three decades, Windows has been the most popular operating system for personal computers.

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Education

TYPES OF SCHOOL

There are two main types of schools in the UK, state-funded or independent (privately-funded) schools.

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Healthcare

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES, EXCEMPTIONS & FINANCIAL HELP WITH HEALTH COSTS

The National Health Service (NHS) generally provides health care free of charge but there are some fixed charges that must be paid for including prescription medicines. Depending on your personal circumstances and age you may be entitled to help with these charges.

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Long Term Care & Caring

CARE FOR CHILDREN

Local Authorities provide a range of services for children, young people and their families. We have a legal duty under The Children Act to help and protect children in need

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Pensions & Retirement

TYPES OF PENSION

There are three main types of pensions, namely State Pension, Personal Pensions and Workplace Pensions. Under Government legislation you may be automatically enrolled in a workplace pension but even if you are you can opt out and make your own pension arrangements or supplement the workplace pension with one or …

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Local Authorities & Council Tax

LOCAL SERVICES

Your Local Council in conjunction with your County Council is responsible for providing and administering all the local services in your area.

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Housing Matters

MUTUAL EXCHANGE

A mutual exchange is a home swap with another tenant and could involve any property type. You can swap homes with any Council tenant or Housing Association tenant in the UK providing they have the right to mutual exchange and want to swap homes with you.

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Long Term Care & Caring

TYPES OF LONG TERM CARE

Like most people you would probably prefer to receive care services at home when you get older. However, sometimes you may need to consider going into sheltered accommodation or a residential care home instead, but how do you decide which care service is the right option for you?

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