Delaying an eye health check-up could be dangerous

Medics urge parents to prioritise their children’s eye health over the Easter break

Sharon Copeland, Optician at Feel Good Contacts is urging parents to prioritise their children’s eye health over the Easter break by reducing screen time and booking an eye health check up. After a year of online learning followed by leisure time spent in front of the screen, delaying an eye health check-up could be dangerous. After all it’s very difficult to know if your child has a problem...

Upheaval from bustling offices to isolated homes has had significant effects on those working from home

Employee wellness lessons learnt in a year of working from home

23rd March 2021 marks one year since Boris Johnson announced the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK and ordered people to stay at home. At the time, the Prime Minister said he was confident the country could turn the tide of coronavirus in 12 weeks, but after a year of lockdowns, bubbles and tiers, the UK’s workforces are still working from what were supposed to be temporary home offices....

The uncertainty around the pandemic has triggered more financial worry in Brits

60% of Brits are feeling stressed over their financial position

Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 began in early 2020, many Brits have experienced extra financial pressure. To help understand how Brits are coping, Blacktower Financial Management has taken a closer look to uncover which cities are most concerned about the monetary implications of the pandemic, as well as those saving more now than ever before.

The UK has been one of the world’...

Over 65's are feeling more confident that a return to normality is on the horizon

Two-thirds of over-65s confident about resuming life post-Covid

Two-thirds of over-65s are confident about going back to everyday life after the news of the government’s plan to ease lockdown following the success of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

The survey, conducted by McCarthy Stone , has revealed that those at retirement age are showing increased optimism and confidence, with 74% now optimistic, following the rollout of the government’s...

Tips for parents to get through home schooling in lockdown

Ten tips on how to effectively homeschool

With a third national lockdown closing UK schools, Greg Smith, Head of Operations at Oxford Home Schooling , one of the UK's leading home education providers, has given his 10 top tips on how to effectively homeschool.

1. Take breaks

A bit of experimentation should identify what works best for you and the child. You might find 30-minute blasts followed by 10-minute breaks...


How has technology saved Balenciaga and the fashion industry from crippling under the pressure of the pandemic

As with many industries this year, the fashion industry has suffered tremendously at the hands of the covid 19 pandemic. Fashion weeks and shows have been consolidated to days and hours spent online watching models taking the catwalk while social distancing or events being cancelled altogether - sheer heartbreak for the fashionistas who live and breathe in the fashion world.

A survey...

Over half of UK adults got into debt in 2020

One in four UK adults said they got into arrears because of the pandemic

Over half of UK adults got into debt last year, with one in four revealing that their debt was a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.

The study by personal finance experts at reveals that 51% of UK adults got into debt in 2020 and half of that was new debt directly caused by the pandemic.

The average amount of debt owed in the UK in...

Thanks to Just Eat many homeless and vulnerable people could eat this christmas

Christmas Meal Appeal raised more than £600k to help feed homeless and vulnerable

Funds for more than 120,000 meals have been donated to vulnerable and homeless people across the country in time for Christmas, thanks to the Just Eat Christmas Meal Appeal launched in partnership with charities Social Bite and FoodCycle.

The initiative which launched on 7th December with emotional pleas from a host of celebrities including Dame Helen Mirren, Rob Brydon and Sir Chris...

Heroes through the pandemic offering a helping hand

Over 50s take the lead in caring for their communities during lockdowns

During what has been a year we won’t forget, local communities have been forced to come together and help each other through some of the toughest times many people have ever faced. However, throughout it all, one age group in particular has really stepped up to care for their local communities: the over 50s.

Neighbourhood spirit might seem a thing of the past, but the over 50s have...

Top tips for home schooling

Experts give tips for homeschooling parents

If you had a hundred home educators in a room, each of them would likely have a different approach, but there are various steps you can take to get the most out of homeschooling.

With the number of children being home educated having risen by nearly 40% because of the pandemic, Oxford Home Schooling , one of the UK's leading home education providers, has given its 10 tips for how to...