Parkrun

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I am 40 years old (I still can’t believe I’m 40!) and have always been registered blind due to being severely sight impaired. I have absolutely no vision in my right eye, but am very fortunate to have a tiny amount of sight in my left eye. To give an idea of what this means,… Read more »

Fairfield Orchard Walk

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On Thursday 9th February we had our Get Active walk in Lancaster, with 26 walkers taking part. This walk started and finished at Lancaster railway station and took in the Fairfield community orchard and the Lune estuary footpath. We crossed over Westbourne Road from the railway station and followed the sign posted footpath that took… Read more »

Littledale Ramble

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Littledale Ramble   On January 12th Galloways held the first walk of 2017. The walk was led by our Get Active coordinator, James Coulton, with the help of a few volunteers. The group consisted of 15 people with varying degrees of sight loss along with a few volunteers, we met at a small carpark on… Read more »

Attendance Allowance

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Who can claim Attendance Allowance? You could be eligible for Attendance Allowance if you: are 65 or over (if you’re under 65, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment instead) could benefit from help with personal care, such as getting washed or dressed, or supervision to keep you safe during the day or night… Read more »

Marriage Allowance

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Marriage Tax Allowance Following reports that almost 4 million households could be missing out on the new tax break for married couples, HMRC has extended the ways to claim it. What are your options? New marriage allowance. The marriage allowance was introduced in April 2015 and allows a spouse (or civil partner) to transfer 10%… Read more »

Staying Warm

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Help with heating costs It’s that time of year that we have to start to turn up our fires and central heating, but of course that all leads to extra costs on our fuel bills. We thought it would be helpful to remind people of the various schemes that may help you with the extra… Read more »