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Karols Korner Happy Mothers Day! Any upsets you have with your mum? Now the time to bury the hatchet and make up, you only have 1 mum! Unless of course you are a foster child, in which case you may consider you have more than 1 and this month we have an in depth look at what it feels like to become a foster carer. This is a very personal issue for my family as its about our journey into fostering, (and therefore is copyright to Use Locally Magazine), if it makes you think about why, how and what, then its worth the loss of privacy. Any questions can be directed to either the contributors or myself. So back to Mothers Day, make sure to treat your mum and book up early, if planning on going out. Have a look at our best kept secret review on page 29. One things for sure, the secrets out now! A return of the extremely popular Café Bleu competition this month, in response to our reader’s request, Café bleu kindly agreed to donate another fabulous lunch for 2 lucky readers. Plus for the dads a fantastic power tools show competition to enter with 6 tickets up for grabs! This month restarts our out and about section, with events picking up in the surrounding area again, so be sure to see whats on & where you can go within a reasonable distance to travel. Have a great month, and look out for our April edition coming through your doors at the end of March.

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What were you doing in 1994? Spotlight on our personal journey into becoming foster carers. Could you do it? Lancaster Grange embeds itself in the local community Our legal eagle Sue explains a better way to resolve disputes Accounts expert, Jenny talks about why I cant claim my manicures as expenses A weekend at the Moddershall Oaks Spa Hotel Short Story Parma Violets Care in the home feature Life Begins Fernwoods Best Kept secrets out! COMPETITIONS PAGE Out & About Local Business

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SPOTLIGHT ON

FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATES Our Journey to Fostering Nearly two years ago we reached a crossroads in our lives. I was made redundant from work and knew that at my age getting another job would be hard. Somehow we managed to turn this catastrophe around and look at it in a different way – part of me saw it as a wonderful opportunity to finally do something I had always wanted to do, something that I may never have had the courage to do if I wasn’t unemployed. What had I always want to do? I wanted to make a difference to a child’s life – not quite in the extraordinary way some people can – by going to a country ravaged by famine and rescuing homeless children, but if I could make a difference to just one child here in UK I would feel that it had been worth it. So I looked around to see how could I start and I found that it was going to be a long process and that at any time during it I could change my mind. Many times during the selection process, I felt that it may not be for us as a family and many times we sat and talked through issues that it brought 8

up for us all. My children were concerned they were being replaced, my husband thought I was having empty nest syndrome and I thought at times that I would never be able to cope with the issues looked after children faced. During the training/selection process, we found out more about ourselves and each other and gradually we looked at

things differently and grew to understand that we weren’t replacement parents for foster children, but carers for them while they couldn’t be at home. I’m not sure if that’s better or worse, but it certainly

helps me to understand some of their behaviour and allows me to see the situation through their eyes – after all how would I feel if I had been wrenched from my family and installed in a house with a ‘happy family’? (It’s hard enough going to stay with friends or relatives for a weekend, never mind for the foreseeable future!). Then came the most

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nerve-wracking interview of my life. My husband sailed through it serenely but I was extremely nervous. This was the panel that would authorize us to foster and although they were very nice, it had been a very long time since I had sat in front of a panel of three at interview, never mind six! Several questions later and we were asked to wait outside to await their decision. Happily they decided that with all our neuroses and bad habits we were OK as would-be foster carers. There are masses of training opportunities too if you feel that you would like to attend them and indeed some are compulsory. The lesson being you don’t have to be perfect to look after children as really there is no such thing as perfect families and perfect parents. Now the real business of looking after children would begin and we waited anxiously for the calls to come saying our first child was on their way. If we felt we could cope with them we would then be given information about their history and be asked to make a decision as to whether we could help and be a match for that child.

Use Locally - Issue 11 March 2014 stability and boundaries and although they don’t know it yet, they may thank you one day in the distant future for the time and routine you gave them, for the breathing space you gave their families and for the values and morals that you showed them are right. As new carers we may still be romanticizing the entire issue, but I prefer to think that I can make a difference to just one child, and that is something to This is the point at which lots of be proud of. stories have a happy ending and I have to say sometimes that isn’t so. We have been having What about you? children on respite from their If you think you have the regular carers and this has given patience, commitment and us an insight into how it is to enthusiasm to foster a child have someone else live in your or young person, have a house with you as part of your spare bedroom and a family – in a way it’s an easy willingness to learn, contact way to start. We are meeting FCA on 0800 023 4561 or children with all sorts of issues, visit www.thefca.co.uk. many that we have never faced FCA welcomes applications before and that we are learning from single parents, married to cope with and it’s and co-habiting couples as undoubtedly extremely well as same sex couples. rewarding. Celebrating its 20th I can’t promise you a perfect anniversary this year, FCA child in need if you do consider was founded by a social fostering – but then a perfect worker and a foster carer. child wouldn’t need you. It’s the Today the organisation is troubled youngsters that need still founder owned and prides itself on making a positive and lasting difference for children and families.

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Lancaster Grange embeds itself in the local community It has been an extremely busy few months with enquiries and interest running high ever since we welcomed our first resident to Lancaster Grange care home near Newark back in August. There has never been a quiet moment…. from our VIP Opening event to our Open Weekend complete with flypast, the successful launch of our monthly coffee mornings raising funds for local charities and our first Christmas celebrations, we have all enjoyed welcoming new visitors to the home. Following the great feedback we have received recently, both from families and as part of our first external CQC inspection, we are so proud of the quality person-centred care that we have brought to the area. We have found that both respite stays and day care are proving popular with several short stay residents already deciding to extend their stay or to book regular visits… ‘The home recently opened and my mother was one of the first guests, spending 2 weeks in respite care. It is a fantastic place; the care was outstanding, the staff catered for her every need and more. We could not have found a better place. I definitely recommend the home’ Our first events for the year To mark the opening of our Memory Lane Community, which offers specialist dementia care, we are planning several Dementia

Awareness events throughout the year. The first of these is on Thursday 6 March from 5-7pm and we are working in conjunction with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. There will be a variety of information stands and Adam Hayward, Practice Development Matron for Dementia, will be running dementia friends training sessions. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend (places on these sessions are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment). Why not join us for Coffee? The launch of our monthly coffee mornings on the first Thursday of each month from 10.00am – 12.00pm has proved extremely successful. Entertainment has ranged from a saxophonist and musical bingo, to quizzes and our Christmas themed

morning where the Fernwood Ladies Group joined us. We have already raised funds for several charities including Alzheimer’s Society and the British Heart Foundation and we are planning some great

entertainment over the coming weeks. As well as offering a chance for you to stop, unwind and enjoy a chat you will also have an opportunity to make new friends, meet some of our staff and sample some of our lovely cakes! We are really looking forward to the coming year and hope to welcome you to Lancaster Grange sometime soon. If you would like any more information then please call Caren or Deborah on 01636 594300

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COLLABORATION A better way to resolve disputes

Relationship breakdown, particularly divorce, is a difficult area of law, where people are often emotionally raw and one party may feel hugely upset at being caught in the process at all. Expectations about what a court is able to deliver may be unrealistic so it is not surprising that people come out of an often distressing process feeling dissatisfied. Important decisions need to be made when you separate that will have an impact in the future not only on you but the rest of the family. Is it not therefore important that you work together to reach the right decisions? The collaborative process can allow that to happen and avoid unnecessary disappointment and distress. It is a way of dealing with family disputes which involves both of you appointing a collaboratively trained lawyer, negotiations are all conducted in four way meetings and those involved and their lawyers work together to reach a solution face to face. Everyone is committed to not going to court and at the outset an agreement is signed to that effect. It is a very empowering process giving you more control over what is happening and a greater opportunity for everyone’s opinion to be listened to and taken into account. Other professionals can be involved in the process for expert advice e.g. on valuations, tax or pensions or counsellors if emotional support is what is required.

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HOW WE CAN HELP YOU: •Separation and Divorce •Unmarried couple disputes •Arrangements for children •Business Continuity •Injunctions and Occupation Orders •Maintenance (Income provision) •Pension Sharing •Pre and Post nuptial agreements •Cohabitation (Living Together) Agreements

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Relaxation at Moddershall Oaks Spa! Fine food, wine and wonderful accommodation complete the spa break at Moddershall, an easy 90- minute drive from Newark and nestled in stunning scenery, close to the Potteries.

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Who Cares? It was Benjamin Franklin who said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” We don’t stay young forever and no matter how young we feel inside, as time goes by, we look in the mirror and reality hits; we are getting old! We begin to feel more vulnerable, then, as the clock ticks by, some of us will need assistance with everyday life. For most, the dread of having to rely on someone becomes an ever-increasing anxiety, but it doesn’t have to be if we take time to make sure we get good quality service from people that care, who help keep us independent for as long as possible - including for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia or those who have special needs. We hear horror stories of carers who show little care or patience with vulnerable people they are responsible for; the plight of elderly care has been a hot topic for government and media recently. Families live with nagging thoughts: “Are they ok?”, “Is there anything they need?”, not to mention an overwhelming sense of guilt because they are unable to take care of a relative. The worst scenario is when there is nobody to think about that vulnerable person; they are on their own, relying exclusively on care services, not understanding they have a right to choose who cares for them. They accept what, or who, they are given and don’t question the care plan, even when they are unhappy about it. How can one guarantee quality of care? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a body that inspects and audits services against government standards of care. Their remit includes hospitals, dental practices, doctors, ambulance services, care homes and all other care agencies. We do, however, need to ask ourselves what we would like and expect for the care of our loved ones, and, in time, maybe for ourselves. After all, certain care aspects meeting a required standard may not be as we would like and be happy with; we have a choice and this needs to be made very clear. 24

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St John Passion In recent years, an oratorio performance by the cathedral choir has formed part of Lincoln's Lenten pilgrimage. Bach's 'St John Passion' is among the composer's greatest achievements, and is widely held to be a cornerstone of Western music. Bach sets the gospel narrative from the arrest of Jesus through to the crucifixion. Soloists take the parts of Christ and the Evangelist, having some of the

most expressive and dramatic recitative ever composed. The choir takes the part of the crowd, and sings the two magisterial choruses that frame the oratorio. Solo arias provide for moments of reflection on the narrative, and chorales (hymns of the Lutheran tradition, many of which have found their way into English hymn books) serve to step back from the action of the story, forming a detached

'commentary'. As in previous years, the choir will be supported by a professional orchestra of period-instrument players, which will conjure the sound world familiar to Bach in 18th-centry Leipzig. The line-up of professional singers includes former choral scholar Bozidar SMILJANIC, international performer and Lincoln resident Mark Wilde, and Director of Music Aric Prentice.

THIS YEAR WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE FOUR AMAZING EVENINGS OF MUSIC. To help you secure your entry we are offering for the first time, a season ticket. This allows you to book once for all four concerts, starting with the first one: St John Passion Saturday 29th March-Choir of Lincoln Cathedral Then just enjoy all of these magical performances throughout the year: Harry Christophers Sixteen Concert Wednesday 14th May The Halle Sat 27th September Handel’s Messiah Sat 22nd November- Choir of Lincoln Cathedral Prices start from £35 per person for all four concerts up to £80 and depending on seating * chosen. To book or for more information call 01522 561644 or available online at LincolnCathedral.com/Shop. *subject to availability

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Thursday 20 March 4.00-7.00pm ‘Have a Go’ taster activities Meet tutors See the workshops, salons and facilities Careers advice and guidance Free parking on site For more information about the day and to pre-register www.newark.ac.uk/ulnod14 School leavers, parents, adults – everyone welcome. We’re now accepting applications for September 2014.

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10 Ways To Save On Renovating Your Home Building work can be expensive, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re canny you can keep costs down, says Katherine Sorrell By Katherine Sorrell 1. Use trade suppliers: theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re much cheaper than their highstreet equivalents. Open an account with your local builders merchant, or else try specialists VXFKDV6FUHZĂ&#x20AC;[RU3OXPEDVH Do your research beforehand, wear appropriate clothing and DFWFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQW,I\RXQHHGWR ask advice, though, do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; these guys are the specialists and will probably be only too happy to help. 2. Borrow rather than buy H[SHQVLYHWRROVWKDW\RX¡UH unlikely to use very often. Ask friends or try a local hire shop. Before you start, though, make VXUH\RXNQRZH[DFWO\KRZWR use the tool safely. 3. Do as much work as you can yourself, and ask friends and family to help. You may be DEOHWRLPSURYH\RXU',<VNLOOV by studying a good manual, taking an evening class or even attending a specialist course. Only tackle jobs you can manage safely, however. &RPSOH[RUWULFN\MREVVKRXOG be left to the professionals, as should anything that involves electricity, gas or working at a height. 4.7U\WRGHVLJQĂ&#x20AC;WWHGIXUQLWXUH such as shelves or cupboards with the dimensions of standard materials in mind. This will allow you to either buy off the shelf or will save on 34

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Curtain and Blind Design Manufacturers of quality made to measure curtains and blinds on the premises You can expect our tailor-made curtains and blinds to not only be competitive in price, but of an excellent quality. Whether we get them made through the manufacturers or by our in-house team, all of the products we sell have a high-quality finish.

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Feel at home home Feel right right at with Lancaster Grange Care Home

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People always tell me they feel right at home as soon as they step through the door at Lancaster Grange, and that's music to my ears. After all, we pride ourselves on our genuine warmth and friendliness – it's all part of the first-class care and support that we provide to the people of Newark and beyond.

We have a range of services to suit all care needs, including: • 24-hour nursing care • Residential care

• Dementia care • Respite care

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If you fancy a look around our home, or just need a bit of friendly advice, give me a call on 01636 594 300.

Caren Billingsley

Home Manager

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