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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Education

FURTHER EDUCATION

Further education is available for all ages whether you are already pursuing a profession/trade or looking to attain new skills.

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Healthcare

NHS DENTAL CARE

Under the NHS you are entitled to any treatment required to maintain your dental health. If you require NHS dental treatment, you need to find a dentist in your area that is contracted to provide NHS treatment and who is accepting new patients.

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Relationships

CHILDCARE

Paying for your child’s care can account for a large percentage of your family income. However, there are ways you can get financial help if the care you use is provided by a registered childminder or setting.

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Pensions & Retirement

AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT

At present, many workers fail to take up valuable pension benefits because they do not make an application to join their employer’s scheme. In order to overcome this and encourage workers to save money for retirement the Government has introduced legislation where every employer must automatically enrol workers into a …

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Computers in the Home

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud Computing refers to storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of locally on your computer’s hard drive.

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Housing Matters

BUYING AND SELLING A PROPERTY

Buying and/or selling a property is a complex process and can take several months through to completion particularly if you are part of a chain of buyers and sellers. There are several distinct steps and many important decisions to be made along the way.

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Long Term Care & Caring

SHELTERED HOUSING

If you want stay independent, but in a smaller, easier-to-manage home, with support, then sheltered housing might be the right option for you.

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Education

HIGHER EDUCATION

Higher education institutions are independent, self-governing bodies providing teaching, research and scholarship. Higher education students are generally aged 18 or over, and have usually already achieved further education qualifications.

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Healthcare

PRIVATE HEALTHCARE

In addition to having the world’s largest publicly funded health service, the UK also has a private healthcare sector where the treatment you receive is based on the amount that you pay.

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Relationships

ADVICE FOR PARENTS, CARERS AND GRANDPARENTS

Parenting can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it can also be difficult and unpleasant. You’ll need different skills as your children grow from baby to toddler, right through to their teenage years.

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Pensions & Retirement

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SAVINGS TRUST (NEST)

NEST is a workplace pension scheme that has been designed for automatic enrolment. It is available to employers of any size and to self employed people. It is an easy to use online pension scheme that puts savers in control. You have a single pension pot that stays with you …

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Computers in the Home

COMPUTER SECURITY THREATS

Every computer that is connected to the internet is potentially vulnerable to online security breaches. These breaches can take many forms and in order to protect your device and data you must first understand the nature of these risks.

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Housing Matters

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AND EXTENSIONS

Moving is an extremely expensive exercise and if you need extra room for an expanding family staying put and improving or extending your current property will save on the hidden high costs of moving:

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Long Term Care & Caring

RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

Leaving your home and familiar surroundings to move into a residential care home is a big step. It is important to consider your choices carefully before making a decision about where to move to, but how do you decide and how much is it going to cost?

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Education

OPEN UNIVERSITY

The Open University (OU) is the UK’s largest university, and the only UK university dedicated to distance learning. The OU allow people who have missed out on education to fulfil their potential and achieve a university-level qualification

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Healthcare

THE HEALTH FOUNDATION

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

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Relationships

FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION

Fostering provides children who cannot live with their own families an alternative home where they can feel valued, respected and cared for. Adoption is a legal process which provides children who cannot be brought up by their own parents a new permanent family.

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Pensions & Retirement

THE PENSIONS ADVISORY SERVICE

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) provides independent, impartial information and guidance about pensions and retirement plans free of charge, to members of the public.

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Computers in the Home

COMPUTER SECURITY PROTECTION

With so many potential, ever changing threats to the security of your device and data it is essential to have suitable security protection software installed on your computer.

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Housing Matters

MOVING HOUSE

With so much to do and so many things to remember, moving house can be stressful and hard work. It is important to start to plan your move well in advance to ensure that there are no last minute problems.

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