Loneliness, isolation and losing your independence

Loneliness, isolation and losing your independence Working hard and socialising is something we all try to balance and when we get it right, we don’t have a care in the world. We live for the moment and though we may try and make provisions for difficult times, we can never be certain of what [...]

2021-10-28T14:14:10+01:00October 28th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Loneliness, isolation and losing your independence

Managing the home both during and after a divorce

Managing the home both during and after a divorce Moving and divorce are both listed amongst the most stressful things we will experience in our lives, but it does not have to be! Holding on to feelings of hurt, anger, resentment, retribution is damaging for everyone around us, especially when children are involved. There [...]

2021-10-29T11:31:36+01:00October 27th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Managing the home both during and after a divorce

Working through the stress and finding your mojo!

Working through the stress and finding your mojo! Life can be so stressful and unpredictable, more so when we are up against it and no matter what we do we just cannot find a breakthrough. Many of my clients, are extremely intelligent, are highflyers with huge responsibilities or deadlines to work to. The adrenaline [...]

2021-10-20T13:01:19+01:00October 22nd, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Working through the stress and finding your mojo!

Hoarding and no one would have a clue?

About the Client Miss B is a middle-aged woman living alone and in isolation, in a one-bedroom, top floor apartment. The apartment forms part of a four-storey block of flats with no lift and is owned by a Housing Association. Her challenge. Miss B had been abused as a child, experienced heartache and several [...]

2021-10-20T20:11:51+01:00October 20th, 2021|Case Studies, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Hoarding and no one would have a clue?

7 stages of grief and loss

This is a guest blog by Jo Tocher giving you insights to the 7 stages of grief and loss.  Apart from losing our freedom by being in quarantine and lockdown, we are also losing our work, our businesses, and sadly some family members to the virus. One of the most difficult things to deal [...]

2021-10-29T11:25:10+01:00October 8th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on 7 stages of grief and loss

Buyers Advocate

Buyers Advocate Buying a house is one of the single largest investments and one of the most stressful processes we will undertake during our lives. Throw other factors into the equation; work commitments and family matters for example and sometimes this process can become a very difficult and painful challenge particularly at times of [...]

2021-10-06T20:28:17+01:00October 4th, 2021|Blog, Moving|Comments Off on Buyers Advocate

Living Alongside Mental Health Disorder

Living Alongside Mental Health Disorder Depression can arise from many sources: childbirth, bereavement, relationship issues, financial concerns, work or the lack of it. There are so many people struggling with everyday worries and stress which, when coupled with a significant life experience, can boil over and have a detrimental effect on anyone. Some people [...]

2021-09-27T16:18:31+01:00September 29th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Living Alongside Mental Health Disorder

Nondisclosure and Concealment of Mental Health

Nondisclosure and Concealment of Mental Health The past few decades have seen a huge growth in public awareness regarding mental health disorders, but until relatively recently, many such conditions were widely overlooked by the general population. Though medical professionals are now better equipped to detect such conditions, a historical lack of diagnosis paired with [...]

2021-09-27T16:17:29+01:00September 28th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Nondisclosure and Concealment of Mental Health

Like a tree I stand tall, a poem to inspire you

Keep going! Like a tree I stand tall. A poem to inspire you, by Cheryl Carter. 'Like a tree I stand tall, my roots firmly grounded as I grow. Where naivety to the storms and diseases of life once stood, I accept whatever the conditions and go with the flow. Being put to the [...]

2021-09-27T16:51:11+01:00September 27th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Like a tree I stand tall, a poem to inspire you

Our Founders Story – Cheryl Carter

Our Founders story - an interview by Dorota Chioma. The article was written by Time to Change Kingston Champion, Dorota Chioma. She explores the varying states concerning the mind and mental health and created the Venusian Guide to Kingston - Mental Health Zine as a project for TTC Kingston Hub. This publication explores the [...]

2021-10-29T11:59:19+01:00September 27th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Our Founders Story – Cheryl Carter

Decluttering and home adaptations to aid discharge from hospital

Getting the home ready to see your loved ones settled again when back from hospital can be a busy time for carers and is so beneficial to those we are looking after. Why Declutter? Decluttering and organising the home at a time of illness or lack of mobility not only reduces any risks of [...]

2021-09-27T14:57:25+01:00September 27th, 2021|Case Studies, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Decluttering and home adaptations to aid discharge from hospital

Unconditional Love Is A Wonderful Thing

Unconditional Love Is A Wonderful Thing Parents will always worry over their children’s well-being and success, sometimes to the extent that it is all too easy for us to become obsessive or competitive. But when we get caught up in ensuring that our children obtain high-income jobs and high-level qualifications, we can fail to [...]

2021-09-20T14:49:29+01:00September 20th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Unconditional Love Is A Wonderful Thing

Declutter as neglect or hoarding problems pose a risk to health and safety.

Declutter as neglect or hoarding problems pose a risk to health and safety. In my personal and professional life, it has been my experience that many individuals who are living with cognitive impairment or have been institutionalised, find it difficult to cope with maintaining their home once they return to independent life. Conditions such [...]

2021-09-27T16:00:06+01:00September 5th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Declutter as neglect or hoarding problems pose a risk to health and safety.

Keeping the matrimonial home after divorce

Keeping the matrimonial home after divorce Divorce does not necessarily mean the disposal of the family matrimonial home and if financially feasible it can be agreed until the children reach a certain age. By doing so it can relieve the stress of having to downsize and most importantly will give the children maintain familiarity [...]

2021-09-15T11:09:49+01:00September 1st, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Keeping the matrimonial home after divorce

You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people

You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people Love can be so strong and positive when it’s a two-way thing. It can build bridges and be so uplifting, but what do we you do when the one you love is no longer there or they no longer love you? [...]

2021-09-20T15:56:54+01:00August 29th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people

The early stages of dementia and intermittent memory loss

The early stages of dementia and intermittent memory loss The early stages of dementia can bring with it intermittent memory loss, which may not be diagnosed at the time of carrying out a capacity test. Many people fear the diagnosis of dementia and when in denial find a way to play this. Signs to look [...]

2021-09-20T17:41:44+01:00August 22nd, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on The early stages of dementia and intermittent memory loss

What happens when a loved one dies? Video from probate to trusted advisors

What happens when a loved one dies? The process leading to probate and trusted advisors This video is an overview of the process leading to trusted advisors. Are you unsure about the probate process? Have you recently been appointed to administer an estate? Or are you a Solicitor looking for independent trusted advisors to [...]

2021-09-20T15:27:29+01:00August 10th, 2021|Blog, Moving|Comments Off on What happens when a loved one dies? Video from probate to trusted advisors

No time for Mum & Dad

We were called in via an elderly clients’ solicitor to assist in collating some vital paperwork. Our clients are an elderly couple, Mr being 90 years old and his wife 85 years old. Mr has dementia and suffered PTSD since the war and Mrs who was having falls and losing her memory, was his [...]

2021-09-01T15:36:39+01:00August 9th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on No time for Mum & Dad

Mother Nature Can Teach Us So Much

How mother nature can teach us so much. Life is constantly changing, and we need to be able to adapt to those situations as and when they arise. This is easier said than done and when we are in the thick of it, it can be hard to see that when life is stagnant, [...]

2021-09-15T11:43:48+01:00August 1st, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Mother Nature Can Teach Us So Much

Improve your Wellbeing with Alternative Therapies

Improve your Well-being with Alternative Therapies In a world surrounded by people and social media, you can still feel alone. To grow up in a family whether unconditionally loved or not, having others around you to interact with, stimulate the mind and encourage change for good or bad reasons, is an interaction that makes [...]

2021-10-29T11:29:39+01:00July 31st, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Improve your Wellbeing with Alternative Therapies

Nothing Is Forever, even our worries

Nothing Is Forever, Even Our Worries I had the pleasure of being in the company of a truly inspirational 91-year-old gentleman, living in Northwood and looking to downsize his family home. He has the energy of someone in their 70’s and even looked it! It was a privilege to hear him talk about his [...]

2021-09-15T14:15:32+01:00July 29th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Nothing Is Forever, even our worries

Overwhelmed with paperwork? Help to stop circumstantial hoarding.

Overwhelmed with paperwork? How we helped stop circumstantial hoarding. About the Client “Mr and Mrs M are a a retired couple living alone in a large 3-bedroom house. Mr M is in his 90’s, has dementia, is hard of hearing and has suffers night terrors ever since serving in the forces. Mrs M who [...]

2021-09-27T15:06:10+01:00July 27th, 2021|Blog, Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Overwhelmed with paperwork? Help to stop circumstantial hoarding.

Sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope

Sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope The sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope can be hard to come to terms with, especially when we have lived a full life and been very active and [...]

2021-08-04T15:24:31+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Sudden realisation and acceptance that we are losing our independence, mobility, and the ability to cope

Mental Capacity Test

Mental Capacity Test The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It applies to people aged 16 and over. It covers decisions about day-to-day things like what to wear or what to buy for [...]

2021-07-29T15:38:32+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Mental Capacity Test

The Advantages of Selling “Homes Under the Hammer”

The Advantages of Selling “Homes Under the Hammer” Are you looking to sell a property? You have probably investigated all the traditional methods and have decided there is likely only one way - to go with an estate agent and hope for the best. With over thirty years' experience in real estate, witnessing many [...]

2021-07-29T15:10:34+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog, Moving|Comments Off on The Advantages of Selling “Homes Under the Hammer”

Petition to allow communication with medical professionals about the health of our loved ones

Petition to allow communication with medical professionals about the health of our loved ones Reformation of patient confidentiality protocols is long overdue in particular regard to the health and wellbeing, mental illness, and loss of capacity of our loved ones, within the health and social care services. Unless a power of attorney is appointed, [...]

2021-08-04T13:40:40+01:00July 22nd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Petition to allow communication with medical professionals about the health of our loved ones

Living with dementia and struggling at home?

Living with dementia and struggling to manage at home? EHM was asked to provide a consultation with a client who’s Father has dementia and was struggling to manage his home. The gentleman was living on his own; in a two bedroom split level maisonette. The maisonette was part of a purpose built complex and [...]

2021-09-27T15:21:29+01:00July 21st, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Living with dementia and struggling at home?

Personal Maintenance when living with cognitive impairment

Personal Maintenance when living with cognitive impairment In my personal and professional life, it has been my experience that many individuals who are living with cognitive impairment or have been institutionalised, find it difficult to cope with maintaining their home once they return to independent living. Conditions such as depression can be disabling, with [...]

2021-10-06T20:21:26+01:00July 15th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Personal Maintenance when living with cognitive impairment

Financial Care Solutions

Financial Care Solutions Having known Cartiona Lumiste for several years on a professional level and as a fellow Trustee at Carers Support in Merton I value not only her professionalism but her integrity and honesty. It is, for this reason, I asked her to provide a blog… Who cares about care? It’s not easy [...]

2021-09-01T14:44:02+01:00July 14th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Financial Care Solutions

Professional Advice and Support During Divorce

Professional Advice and Support During Divorce Divorce is often described as bereavement.  Accepting change can be difficult, coming to terms of the loss of a relationship, the home and sentimental possessions can soon fuel our emotions, resulting in aggression, bullying, and controlling behaviour. For the person on the receiving end of this hostility, it [...]

2021-07-29T16:21:07+01:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Professional Advice and Support During Divorce

Benefits of Every Home Matters

Are you looking for extra support for a family member? Do you need support with independent living? Here are some of the many benefits of Every Home Matters and how we help our clients. ✅  Supporting clients through life-changing situations; illness, age, disabilities, bereavement, mental health issues ✅  Supporting clients in managing and keeping [...]

2021-09-01T14:55:17+01:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on Benefits of Every Home Matters

The Value of Independent Care Advice

The Value of Independent Care Advice Before making any decisions about eldercare options you will want to make sure that you are obtaining accurate and relevant information from a reliable and well-informed source. My 20 year's Nursing Experience I am a registered nurse who qualified from Guys Hospital in London in 1983 and who [...]

2021-07-29T15:56:17+01:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on The Value of Independent Care Advice

How Learning to Love Yourself Brings Inner Strength

How Learning to Love Yourself Brings Inner Strength and Peace. Love can be so strong and positive when it’s a two-way thing. It can build bridges and be so uplifting, but what do you do when the one you love is no longer there or they no longer love you? We naturally think that [...]

2021-09-15T13:27:18+01:00July 7th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on How Learning to Love Yourself Brings Inner Strength

Would a stranger, who does not know your child be the best person to decide about their welfare?

Would a stranger, who does not know your child be the best person to decide about their welfare? Up to the age of 18, children have the protection of their parents, thereafter they are suddenly classed as an adult with sometimes complete strangers making decisions about their welfare and well-being. In most families, parents [...]

2021-08-04T13:35:31+01:00July 5th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Would a stranger, who does not know your child be the best person to decide about their welfare?

The Importance of Appointing a Power of Attorney

Why make a Lasting Power of Attorney? Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are legal documents that allow you to appoint someone to manage financial affairs and other matters on your behalf during your lifetime. 1. Property and Financial Affairs: This allows one or more people (referred to as Attorneys) to act in relation to [...]

2021-09-15T12:34:18+01:00July 1st, 2021|Blog, Moving, Organising|Comments Off on The Importance of Appointing a Power of Attorney

How we decluttered a man’s home living alone with dementia and what happened next. 

How we decluttered a man’s home living alone with dementia and what happened next. Parents will always worry over their children’s well-being and success, sometimes to the extent that it is all too easy for us to become obsessive or competitive. But when we get caught up in ensuring that our children obtain high-income [...]

2021-07-28T14:03:32+01:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on How we decluttered a man’s home living alone with dementia and what happened next. 

Find our strength in adversity. A poem for you.

Finding our strength in adversity. I wrote a poem to give me strength during my personal journey. I hope you enjoy it and it brings you strength too. "Like a tree I stand tall, my roots firmly grounded as I grow. Where naivety to the storms and diseases of life once stood, I accept [...]

2021-08-04T14:00:27+01:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Find our strength in adversity. A poem for you.

Why Don’t You? Remember that?

"Why Don't You? Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?" For those of you too young to remember this was a BBC children's television series that started back in the '70s. Quite apt when you think how much time we spend in front of [...]

2021-08-04T13:53:00+01:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Why Don’t You? Remember that?

Fear, Denial, Anger and Acceptance in a mammogram centre

Fear, denial, anger and acceptance in a mammagram centre Having had my mammogram and ultrasound I returned to the waiting area and as I took my seat I began anxiously to wonder whether the results would be positive or negative. The wait felt like an eternity, and my thoughts drifted before realising how many [...]

2021-07-29T14:41:31+01:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Fear, Denial, Anger and Acceptance in a mammogram centre

9 ways to cope when love is one sided.

9 ways to cope when love is one-sided. Love can be so strong and positive when it’s a two-way thing. It can build bridges and be so uplifting, but what do we you do when the one you love is no longer there or they no longer love you? When love is one-sided? We [...]

2021-07-26T15:50:41+01:00June 29th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on 9 ways to cope when love is one sided.

Case Study 5: “Mrs H” Downsizing property after the death of her husband

About the Client “Mrs H” is an elderly lady, who is looking to downsize her property after the death of her husband. She contacted Every Home Matters for emotional support as she had to give up some of the family possessions as well as the logistics required in moving. Their Challenge Mrs H and [...]

2021-07-22T18:23:02+01:00June 28th, 2021|Case Studies, Moving|Comments Off on Case Study 5: “Mrs H” Downsizing property after the death of her husband

Widowed and no family available to assist with downsizing

Widowed and no family available to assist with downsizing Mrs S and her husband had lived in their family home for sixty years. They had raised their family there, celebrated many milestone occasions, and shared many happy moments. Mr S had worked in a bank and so they entertained many friends and colleagues. Then [...]

2021-07-28T14:04:28+01:00June 28th, 2021|Blog, Case Studies, Moving|Comments Off on Widowed and no family available to assist with downsizing

Taking care of Mum and Dad for you when your job won’t let you.

Taking care of Mum and Dad for you, when your job won't let you. We were called in via an elderly clients’ solicitor to assist in collating some vital paperwork. Our clients are an elderly couple, Mr R being 90 years old and his wife 85 years old. Mr R has dementia and has [...]

2021-07-29T14:28:24+01:00June 28th, 2021|Blog, Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Taking care of Mum and Dad for you when your job won’t let you.

Fear of Loneliness and Isolation in Death

Fear of Loneliness and Isolation in Death An increasing population means an increasing number of people living alone and in isolation, and their fear of something happening to them without anyone knowing can cause terrible anxiety. As an estate agent, I witnessed many upsetting scenarios such as this, but it still shocks me when [...]

2021-10-27T16:30:08+01:00June 28th, 2021|Blog, Moving|Comments Off on Fear of Loneliness and Isolation in Death

Case Study 3: “Mr P” Social Services appointed us to manage the logistics of his move. 

Case Study 3 'Mr P': Social Services appointed us to manage the logistics of his move. About the Client “Mr P” is an elderly gentleman living with his dog in a three-bedroom property that he owns outright. He is infirm, struggles to walk upstairs using two walking sticks, and also suffers from self-neglect. He [...]

2021-07-29T15:33:35+01:00June 9th, 2021|Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Case Study 3: “Mr P” Social Services appointed us to manage the logistics of his move. 

Case Study 2: “Mr B” From Cleaning to Counselling to support independent living

From Cleaning to Counselling to support independent living About the Client “Mr B” is a retired gentleman living alone in a large 3 bedroom house. He is a former builder, however, he has been unable to look after himself or his property since the death of his wife, 3 years previously. Their Challenge Mr [...]

2021-07-29T14:57:01+01:00June 9th, 2021|Case Studies, Organising|Comments Off on Case Study 2: “Mr B” From Cleaning to Counselling to support independent living

Carers are our Unsung and Unpaid Heroes

Carers are our unsung and unpaid heroes. Change can be difficult for many of us and learning to adjust can prove challenging for any able body person. Controlling those emotions and keeping active both mentally and physically through stressful times, is what we are all advised. This is all fine when we have good health, including [...]

2021-10-27T16:16:59+01:00March 28th, 2021|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Carers are our Unsung and Unpaid Heroes

Why decluttering needs diplomacy

Why decluttering needs diplomacy Being a bit of a squirrel means I can get very sentimental about my stuff. I was always fascinated and amused at the way the Mona Lisa – considered to be one of world’s greatest artistic icons, was ‘abused’ by mischievous designers. Over three decades, I amassed thousands of items of [...]

2021-09-22T13:35:56+01:00April 14th, 2016|Blog, Organising|Comments Off on Why decluttering needs diplomacy

When Television Is Your New Best Friend?

When television is your new best friend? A lonely child might invent an imaginary friend, but for adults, reprieve from loneliness comes from a less creative source: television. New studies find that humans are sating their craving for friendship by forming relationships with the people on TV. In a new article from the Journal of [...]

2021-09-27T14:17:45+01:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on When Television Is Your New Best Friend?

When Getting Divorced Keep A Record Of All Your Possessions

When Getting Divorced Keep A Record Of All Your Possessions. Divorce is often described as a bereavement. Accepting change can be difficult, coming to terms of the loss of a relationship, the home and sentimental possessions can soon fuel our emotions, resulting in aggression, bullying and controlling behaviour. For the person on the receiving [...]

2021-09-01T15:27:12+01:00April 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on When Getting Divorced Keep A Record Of All Your Possessions

Stress: Fight or Flight?

Stress: Fight or Flight? We never know what life has in store for us; at one moment, you could be a high flyer without a care in the world and at the next, you could be faced with a life-changing trauma, your world could be turned upside down, with the possibility of losing everything [...]

2021-09-01T16:08:51+01:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on Stress: Fight or Flight?

7 actions you can take to stay positive when it feels like your life is falling apart

7 actions you can take to stay positive when it feels like your life is falling apart I had the pleasure of talking to Catherine Pratt today who has these proven tips to help you in difficult times. Catherine was recently asked the following question about how to stay positive in a rough situation [...]

2021-09-15T10:50:10+01:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on 7 actions you can take to stay positive when it feels like your life is falling apart

A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama BY LEO BABAUTA I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of [...]

2021-09-15T13:04:26+01:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Improving Your Wellbeing|Comments Off on A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices
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