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For an elderly relative, moving on to the next chapter of their lives can be an emotional experience. The need to move home might stem from financial needs, bereavement, health reasons, or the wish to be nearer loved ones. But whatever the catalyst, time, diplomacy, and tact are the order of the day.

The past year has been challenging for kids, so let’s make them feel special on National Children’s Day (NCD) on Sunday 16 May.

The lockdowns of the last year hit children particularly hard. While little ones often say they want to skip school, the reality is many find its structure reassuring. (Sadly, some also feel safer at school than they do at home.)

Not only did lockdown mean children couldn’t be with their friends, for many, it also meant less exercise and more screen time – and their mental health suffered as a result.

Currently, about one in six children has a diagnosable mental health condition (source: Place2Be). But with the Covid-19 crisis easing in the UK, we can start to turn the situation around.

Here are eight ways you can mark NCD with your child:

As it’s International Nurses Day next week, we thought we’d share this brilliant quote with you: “Save one life, and you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, and you’re a nurse.”

International Nurses Day is on 12 May (the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing). It’s a chance to thank a profession that has given so much during the pandemic.

When it comes to outside space, size doesn’t matter – it’s what you do with it that counts. According to a recent survey, gardens took the top spot on wish lists for both buyers and renters (source: Rightmove). Here are some tips for making the most of your outside space.

As we emerge out of lockdown, there’s one thing you can do to help Cheltenham recover from the pandemic – and that’s to shop local.

Independent traders are the lifeblood of communities, generating interest and footfall in our high streets and providing local jobs. But after an incredibly challenging year, small businesses need help to stay afloat.

The good news is that many of us discovered the benefits of shopping locally during the pandemic.

Figures show that 53% of us have shopped locally more in the last year, and 42% say that they will continue to do so in the future (source: Lumina Intelligence).

The momentum is there; we just need to keep it going as the economy opens up. If you’re still not convinced, here are three other reasons to support local enterprises.

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