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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
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    • 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 8:27 PM
    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    Please see post number 2 for all the relevant information on the thread. Savvybuyer's excellent lists are in the subsequent posts.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:11 PM
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    Evening All.
    MHOC, you should be able to transfer your number quite easily from EE to EE, but if they get arsey about it, they cant stop you transferring it to a PAYG sim of another company, and then you could transfer it back to your new contract.

    Dont know what is going on with my C&C, it said in my email/paperwork, that I would get one sharpie, but when I collected, there was ten.
    There was probably ten because I think a few people must be using the no shower holder excuse, as he actually explained to me that there was a problem with the order, and the problem turned out to be the fact that the sharpies said they had a shower holder, but they didnt.

    Locals, do G/town do C&C anyone know? If so, where about is it, as never noticed one.
    TIA.
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:12 PM
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    Earplugs?
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Cheeky s*d... maybe you could suggest a present for an older man!!



    As for caring for our elderly relatives - I suppose with all of us living so much longer now that this is going to be an every growing issue - not only parents but also our partners as well
    and families now are smaller and more scattered about so there are less of us to do the caring.

    I don't think there is a solution that fits all situations but I've told my gang that if and when the time came I would become nomadic - spend a week or two with each of them in turn and then on a cruise ship for a few weeks - cheaper than a care home
    Originally posted by mhoc
    My nana lived independently until she was 92. I used to get her up in the morning/washed/breakfast, then return to do her lunch, same again for tea and then do the bedtime routine, whilst looking after 3 kids and no loo at home.

    When she had a massive stroke, she did not know anyone and could not be left alone. The GP visited (as did my mum and aunt... 1st time for months) the GP was going to leave us to it until I raised she needed to go into a home that day. He said 'there is enough of you to care for her at home' I told him that I was totally responsible, the others did nothing and I was withdrawing all care from that day on. He organised her to go into hospital whilst a care home was sorted out, she never recovered and died 9 months later. It was the right thing to do.

    With dad, he was home until he died (well I rang for an ambulance and insisted they took him into hospital as if he died at home mum would not have been able to go into the house... she would have ended up living with me )

    As soon as he died, we realised that mum has memory issues now she cannot remember who we are, but is physically well.... very soon she will have no quality of life. I have no intention of taking on the caring role with her.

    There is an American woman who lives on cruise ships as it is cheaper than residential homes, so I am liking your plan. I may replicate it but
    I am hoping that by the time I get old that they have brought in euthanasia... when I have no quality of life pull the plug x
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:15 PM
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    Remember my customer who is disabled and hid dad passed away? he has carers 3 times a day total 2 hrs per day, he has to pay £1,200 approx a month just for that Yes he can afford it but i see what they do, and tbh not allot
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That is madness. If it is not specialist help, why does he not employ somebody on a part time basis? I dont know, but is there not agencys you can go to directly?
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:17 PM
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    Cheeky s*d... maybe you could suggest a present for an older man!!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    If he is about your age, then he isnt older, he is alot older
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:21 PM
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    That is madness. If it is not specialist help, why does he not employ somebody on a part time basis? I dont know, but is there not agencys you can go to directly?
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
    Originally posted by pippo
    Again, that is daft, cant they be self-employed/work for the angency, and become your contractors, like a builder or something? I dont know, please dont think I am saying how it is, I am just throwing ideas out there, and trying to extend my own knowledge at the same time.
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:24 PM
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    another question

    I always find it horribly difficult trying to blow dry with the vented brush in one hand and the hairdryer in another. I wondered if there was such a thing as a hairdryer brush that combines both so I only need one hand
    On Amazon there seems to be numerous of this type if thing, ceramic - all costing in the mid £20s - I have no idea which one is better than another ...
    So what do I need to particularly look out for, what features should be on the short list
    any recommendations?
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I have a 'hot brush' - a bit like a curling tong that blows hot air through the vents (cost about £20) I half dry hair with a normal dryer, then finish getting dressed , make up etc and finish off, I was going to say styling, but that is a bit grand for what I do, with this.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 17, 9:29 PM
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    another question

    I always find it horribly difficult trying to blow dry with the vented brush in one hand and the hairdryer in another. I wondered if there was such a thing as a hairdryer brush that combines both so I only need one hand
    On Amazon there seems to be numerous of this type if thing, ceramic - all costing in the mid £20s - I have no idea which one is better than another ...
    So what do I need to particularly look out for, what features should be on the short list
    any recommendations?
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Sorry Mhoc i have short hair and no good at blow drying
    That is madness. If it is not specialist help, why does he not employ somebody on a part time basis? I dont know, but is there not agencys you can go to directly?
    Originally posted by davemorton
    This is direct with the agency , they bath him twice a week and wash his hair, they cook his evening meal, when i have looked in the log they fill in, somedays says **** was sitting at the table, so sat and had a chat and cuppa with him, washed cups and left
    I have told them over a month ago stair lift was due for service , still nothing been done about it, if it breaks he is knackered
    It is also going up £26 pph, £32 pph weekend and b/hols
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:30 PM
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    LEJC, lovely post x

    Mhoc, I can only imagine how I would feel if one of mine went off to get married (I had thought DS1 may have got married secretly/had a child as he was clearly hiding something... turned out that the GF was more my age than his... and an evil woman... but I was still relieved, and even more relieved when they separated!).

    Try to focus on celebrating the wedding (hold back those tears) x

    I may put a posh hat on and drive through to York to support you (well sneak in a bottle of vodie for you!) x

    We need a photo of the new hair, I bet it is gorgeous xxxxx

    Remember my customer who is disabled and hid dad passed away? he has carers 3 times a day total 2 hrs per day, he has to pay £1,200 approx a month just for that Yes he can afford it but i see what they do, and tbh not allot
    Originally posted by bubbs
    He can employ directly, there are some companies that help with employing people and all the legal stuff. I would not be surprised if it is not considerably cheaper.
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
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    If he is about your age, then he isnt older, he is alot older
    Originally posted by davemorton
    He is my old man....

    Any suggestions for the present???

    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 17, 9:31 PM
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    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
    Originally posted by pippo
    His brother that lives in away sorted it out. but has never been near
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    Holy hell. That is significant more than the average, but then again if she has to pay she may as well have somewhere lovely whilst she can afford it. She will then have to move somewhere cheaper... which is cruel. Hope you get it all sorted. xxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Standard charge in our area is about £500 per week, although I am aware that these prices are low compared to those in the home counties for example.
    The home I want to end up in, if I ever have to, is in Sandbanks in Poole, they have butler service and a vintage Rolls Royce to take you out, chances of that, nil!!
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:33 PM
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    Yep, if you are assessed as having to pay full care costs, generally because of savings, you can 'self fund' and still have some oversight/reviews from social care. In Bubbs' person's case I'm not sure if he would have the capacity to manage this himself, even via an agency.

    If you employ your carers directly then you are considered as an employer and there are now added things like pension schemes to consider.
    Originally posted by pippo
    I've come across people who employ their own care staff with support of a specialised agency who have significant cognitive impairment... some I have scratched my head about but it has worked well.
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:34 PM
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    It is also going up £26 pph, £32 pph weekend and b/hols
    Originally posted by bubbs
    That is shocking, and the poor souls doing the work are likely on minimum wage. I know in my area, being a carer is not seen with the status that job deserves, and so not everyone in the role should really be doing that role, and some people who should be doing that role, can not afford the pay drop that would involve.
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:34 PM
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    Sorry Mhoc i have short hair and no good at blow drying


    This is direct with the agency , they bath him twice a week and wash his hair, they cook his evening meal, when i have looked in the log they fill in, somedays says **** was sitting at the table, so sat and had a chat and cuppa with him, washed cups and left
    I have told them over a month ago stair lift was due for service , still nothing been done about it, if it breaks he is knackered
    It is also going up £26 pph, £32 pph weekend and b/hols
    Originally posted by bubbs
    And I bet those people providing the care are paid at minimum wage
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:35 PM
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    Standard charge in our area is about £500 per week, although I am aware that these prices are low compared to those in the home counties for example.
    The home I want to end up in, if I ever have to, is in Sandbanks in Poole, they have butler service and a vintage Rolls Royce to take you out, chances of that, nil!!
    Originally posted by pippo
    You could persuade me away from euthanasia to the Sandbanks.... but before this it is the cruise ships! Off to google your future home (is it lilliput?)

    x
    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 14-03-2017 at 9:38 PM.
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 14th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    He is my old man....

    Any suggestions for the present???

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    An experience perhaps? A trip away? A visit or a meal?
    Perhaps you can stay at home when he goes. : )
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 14th Mar 17, 9:36 PM
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    That is shocking, and the poor souls doing the work are likely on minimum wage. I know in my area, being a carer is not seen with the status that job deserves, and so not everyone in the role should really be doing that role, and some people who should be doing that role, can not afford the pay drop that would involve.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Very True DM, we pay as little as possible to carers to look after the most vulnerable people in our community/ society.

    Don't get me started !!!
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 14th Mar 17, 9:39 PM
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    And I bet those people providing the care are paid at minimum wage
    Originally posted by pippo
    Yes they are as one told me and they perhaps have a 14 hr shift but with 3 hrs sprad over that 14 so cant get another job as well
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 14th Mar 17, 9:39 PM
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    An experience perhaps? A trip away? A visit or a meal?
    Perhaps you can stay at home when he goes. : )
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I was thinking of strapping him to the bed whilst I went out

    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
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