Other tasks include heading to the shops, picking up prescriptions and, for over one in four carers, changing bedding multiple times a week. Nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) have also seen an increase in energy bills for those they look after. And 48 per cent are now monitoring the energy use of the person they care for more often, in the hope of keeping their bills down. Phillippa added: “We want to shine a light on the small ways getting a smart meter installed for someone else could give carers some time back. (Image: SWNS)“Having a smart meter means no more poking around under the stairs or up a ladder trying to take and submit a meter reading, as readings are sent automatically.
Sign up to our free email newsletter for daily roundups of the biggest headlines as well as all the latest breaking newsRock veteran Jeff Beck has died aged 78, his family has announced. The Grammy-winning guitarist rose to prominence with rock band The Yardbirds and went on to have a successful solo career and fronted the Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice. Please get ahold of the first two Jeff Beck Group albums and behold greatness. From The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group on, he blazed a trail impossible to follow. Posting a picture of the pair together on Instagram, he wrote: “Jeff Beck was on another planet.2 months ago Surrey Live
The county will mainly see highs of 4C during the day on Monday, with chilly temperatures overnight of just 0C. Expect highs of 4C and overnight temperatures of 1C. Overnight temperatures of 1C with cloud cover overnight. ReigateA cold but sunny Monday morning, with temperatures rising from 1C in the morning, to 3C by 11am. Overnight temperatures of 1C, with chance for snow from 4am on Tuesday until 10am when sleet is forecast.2 months ago Surrey Live
Something went wrong, please try again later. Invalid email Something went wrong, please try again later. Going out for a meal can be expensive and often only a treat, so one pub in Surrey has launched a range of value meals to help parents out. The pub's daytime value menu, which features a range of pub favourites, including fish and chips, smothered chicken, curry, lasagne, and cheeseburger, allows adults to enjoy two meals for £9.49. There were around 14 different mains to choose from on the value menu and I went for smothered chicken, which I thoroughly enjoyed.4 months ago Surrey Live
Square-eyed Brits spend three quarters of their waking hours glued to screens - with the average person spending twice as much time looking at gadgets than they do sleeping. Brits spend an eye-watering 13 hours and two minutes looking at screens, including computers/tablets, phones, televisions and game console, every day. Of those quizzed, 18-24-year-olds clock up the most time looking at screens each day, spending a whopping 77% of their waking hours with their eyes glued to a screen. Older Brits, aged 50-64-year-old, spend the least number of their waking hours looking at screens, but this still makes up 74% of their day. The research indicates that screens fill up three-quarters of the country’s waking hours, and the survey data implies this is taking its toll on the nation’s eyes.4 months ago Surrey Live
She told a board meeting on Thursday (October 27): "I have never in my career seen a volume and a complexity of [employee relations] cases that we are dealing with." The latest report will be addressed at future board meetings of the ambulance trust, which covers Surrey, Kent, Sussex and parts of Hampshire. Saying decisions on sanctions in proven cases needed to be "much faster", she added that the trust needed to "deliver the actions in a much more overt way" to match words and communications that were being put out. The board's chairman David Astley said the trust needed to "root out" inappropriate behaviour. He said all staff needed to feel confident and safe at work, whether on the front line or in other areas.4 months ago Surrey Live
In the memoir, Streisand will recount her life from growing up in New York to the early days of her career and the years after. Publishers have sought a Streisand memoir for decades, with the singer telling Jimmy Fallon in 2021 that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis asked her to write one in the early 1980s, when the former first lady was an editor at Doubleday. Ben Brusey, Century publishing director, said: "Barbra Streisand is the ultimate artist and icon, peerless in her mastery of multiple fields from music to film, theatre to philanthropy. Now, with the momentous publication of My Name is Barbra, Streisand announces herself as the ultimate writer and storyteller. My Name Is Barbra will be published by Century, a Penguin Random House UK imprint, on November 7.1 month ago Surrey Live
But don't forget that just a short drive away are plenty of other lands to explore with your hiking shoes or boots. Just north of the county in London is a park that is famous across the UK for being the home of wild deer - and happens to have a scenic walk on offer to boot. Plus, sandwiches, cake and scones to fill you up with energy ready for the rest of your walk. Richmond Park deer cull and safety adviceThe Royal Parks has warned ramblers the pedestrian gates will be shut from 8pm until 7.30am for six weeks from November 1 due to the deer cull. Find out more about things to do and activities in and around Surrey with our free What’s On email HERE .3 months ago Surrey Live