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IMPORTANT and USEFUL INFORMATION
Free Debt Advice and Free Debt Counselling
If you’re struggling with debt, it can be hard to know where to turn. But with lots of free advice services available across the UK, you can find help in a way that’s best for you.
For all the information on what help and advice is available and how to access it you should start by visiting https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/tools/debt-advice-locator it is part of the Money Advice Service who offer a wide range of free and impartial money advice in the UK.
GAS SAFE AND CORGI
Gas Safe Register replaced the CORGI gas register in Great Britain and the Isle of Man on the 1st April, 2009
There is only one gas safety register that you need to use. Look for the yellow Gas Safe Register triangle not the orange CORGI registration badge.
Anyone carrying out work on gas must be registered with Gas Safe Register. If not, they are breaking the law and putting you and your family at risk.
Only a Gas Safe registered engineer is legally allowed to install gas appliances, boilers, hobs, ovens or fires in your home or workplace.
You must only use a Gas Safe registered engineer for any type of gas work, including installation, maintenance and servicing.
Flueless fires are becoming ever more popular, however, it is not widely known that flueless fires are not suitable to be used as the only source of heating.
Flueless fires should only be used as a secondary heat source in conjunction with another form of heating such as radiators, underfloor etc.
ACTION TO TAKE IF YOU ARE ARRESTED
Tony Lowery, a voluntary advisor to many groups, has sent in this useful information on what action to take if you are every arrested.
My advice to anyone who finds they are arrested for whatever reason is:-
1. Never, never ever talk to police without a solicitor, regardless of what pressures are put on you to do so and of how innocent you see yourself.
2. Eventually get the services of a solicitor who specialises in the charges made against you, preferably from outside the area you are arrested in.
3. Use the internet to search for and get the help and advice from the support services that are on offer.
Don't become a statistic of our compensation culture where false allegations fuelled by greed, damage rightful claims by those who have been genuinely hurt/damaged.
INTRODUCING “ICE” which stands for “in case of emergency”. The idea is that in your mobile phone contact list, you create a new entry called ICE. You then insert a telephone number for the person you would want the emergency services to contact in the event of an emergency. You could in fact have say “ICE 1” for your next of kin, “ICE2” for another family member in event that next of kin was not available etc.
In the event of an emergency, say where you are rendered unconscious and emergency services are in attendance and need to contact your next of kin, they recover your mobile phone and immediately search under your contacts for your “ICE” contact. This procedure is now widely used amongst all emergency services and is an easy way for them to identify your next of kin should they consider that necessary.
Brought to our attention by Mr. Richard Jones
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