Today’s meeting had an extended talk from Una King who discussed why tracking down all your old pensions is so important as unclaimed pensions are more common than you might think. Also covered was the importance of the state pension which is overlooked by many but at about £8,000 a year the pension pot you would have to accumulate to provide this would be over £250,000 ! Una is available to go over this at any point, just contact her.
Roz Lee from Rennie Grove Hospice Care talked about the great Supporting Hands Project:-
Our Supporting Hands service offers supportive companionship, including practical and emotional assistance to our patients and their carers in the south Buckinghamshire area. The Supporting Hands service is available both to our patients with a life-limiting illness and their carers. We can provide support both at home and on trips out.
Yet another amazing way that this charity supports people.
Sally Hindmarch offered us 2 excellent pieces of advice – 1. You can’t change people’s behaviour but you can change the way you approach them to get a better result. 2. If you make a request from people ensure you tell them “why” this is an important request, this helps them to understand the reasons behind what you are saying.
Great talks and as ever great advice!
Next meeting is 20th July at 7.15am in the Bull Hotel Gerrards Cross