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  1. How to help elderly loneliness

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    For all humans, social contacts are important and perhaps even of vital essence. The people around do not only give us a sense of purpose, but they are also important for us in order to stay healthy both mentally and physically. When people become lonely, they lose a sense of connection to their surroundings and this can be very damaging to their well-being. Although this is a problem that affects all age groups to some extent, the age group where these issues are most prevalent is that of the elderly. It is important that we stay in touch with these people who have often seen everyone leave them, usually in unavoidable ways.

  2. Some of the best refer a friend schemes in the UK

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    Refer a friend schemes are a great way to make extra cash at home for referring products and brands that you use and love. 

    In some cases a referral scheme will give you money off your next purchase, bill or subscription, but most of these will actually pay you cold hard cash when you recommend a friend who becomes a customer or who simply signs up to their platform!

    Sometimes the referral cash is only rewarded once your referred friend has spent a certain amount, so I’ll try and include this information below if I know it. 

    Be aware that these refer a friend offers do change sometimes, so always check the terms when you are referring a friend as the reward may have changed or the terms might change.  Most of these have been pretty steady for a while now though.

    Below I will share some of the best refer a friend schemes in the UK that I have personally tried, that you can join too.

    Last updated 17th June 2022.

  3. Toys and activities your kids will love for messy sensory play

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    Creating a mess is tons of fun. Through messy play, children explore different textures and sensations, helping stimulate their senses of touch, sight, smell and hearing. It allows them to play and explore without any end goal, engaging their imagination. 

    Sensory play has an important role in their development, helping improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and problem-solving skills. Plus, it’s a great way to spend quality time with your child!

    If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, we have a few activities to encourage sensory play that your kids will absolutely love!

  4. How does private healthcare insurance work in the UK?

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    Getting private health insurance is becoming an increasingly popular option among UK residents, particularly with the level of strain that is on the NHS right now. However, before you decide whether or not getting private health insurance is the right option for you, it’s a good idea to learn more about it, what it is, and how it works in the UK.

  5. 6 enrichment activities for care home residents

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    It is estimated that just over 418,000 individuals reside in care homes throughout the United Kingdom. While these settings are certainly beneficial in regard to physical needs, we must also remember that enrichment activities can vastly improve their quality of life.  The goal of these activities is to keep the residents active, engaged, and stimulated. With these activities, they are able to develop new skills and have fun at the same time!  It is important to have a well-rounded life, and this is equally true for care home residents.