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After 15 fascinating yrs I am moving on from Seamless. Thank you for all your help, referrals & support. We have… https://t.co/aJgBkVuuoU

My suggestion on International Women's day: If you don't ask you don't get - so ask!

RT @trinityhospice: Before she died, Holly wrote an open letter sharing her life advice; her message being to not get bogged down with the…

Wishing Down-sizers, clients and the many professionals we work with a very MERRY CHRISTMAS https://t.co/v4ilGrz5Tf

Present no 24 for Down-sizers: Make a resolution to call in the experts in the new year - there is a time in life t… https://t.co/qZwatnRmvj

Present no 23 for Down-sizers: a kindly wardrobe cull because we all know there are clothes too big or small for us!

Present no 22 for Down-sizers: identify a bag to keep the essential documents safe https://t.co/LbGYtD4r98

Present no 21 for Down-sizers: a few hours help filing those papers! https://t.co/9ngFs4qB86

Present no 20 for Down-sizers: help them arrange re-direction of mail https://t.co/Xb1H1hedl0

Present no 19 for down-sizers: If they need more help call in the experts for some advice https://t.co/kdXX641P0k https://t.co/MaDelj9W0j

Present no 18 for Down-sizers: more Xmas cheer - well the mulled wine not the decorations! https://t.co/84wcoYArpv

Present no 17 for Down-sizers: Xmas cheer - maybe mince pies? https://t.co/ZIpC0PolAK

Present no 16 for Down-sizers: key labels to prepare for new people moving in https://t.co/WwfaKnupHe

Present no 15 for Down-sizers: wash up the pot afterwards! https://t.co/QKxhx8ndcC

Present no 14 for Down-sizers: take a one pot dish for dinner so there is no washing up just energy giving https://t.co/m4KTbPSM2z

Present no 13 for Down-sizers: give a few hours of your time to start sorting out the garage - there is more in the… https://t.co/KI4HiysPUS

Present no 12 for down-sizers: if you have to give them a gift - what about a hamper they can eat and keep the ener… https://t.co/OBYqzpUr0J

@SeemaKennedy @JoCoxLoneliness This is a sensitive report which we should all read and take heed. Well done.

Present no 11 for down-sizers: Spend an hour looking on their loft to see if there is anything really needed (or a… https://t.co/QVqpezhN8o

Present no 10 for down-sizers: It is Sunday - may be suggest a day off to relax from the organising and look outsi… https://t.co/oegGgRWpuM

Present no 9 for down-sizers: offer to take a few books to the charity shop https://t.co/yE2PYwOvvK

Present no 8 for down-sizers: may need to give a flying visit to give moral and santa support https://t.co/WJhE5LEPBM

Present no 7 for down-sizers: if the house and garage is really full then maybe hiring a skip is necessary? https://t.co/m8x21kH36g

Present no 6 for down-sizers: strong tape ready for the inevitable boxes ;) https://t.co/zVzBwjjsab

Present no 4 for down-sizers moving home: measuring tape to check what furniture can fit where! https://t.co/7e3sanpff9

Present no 5 for down-sizers: find out some good places that their pet can be looked after during the days of movi… https://t.co/dBLPm9AwUG

Present no 3 for down-sizers moving home: go on-line and find out the local freecycle group:… https://t.co/YfoTZJkgaN

No 2 present for Down-sizers moving home: unbelievably useful! https://t.co/GB7yMAkc7v

What to give the Downsizers for Christmas? - a present everyday for your downsizing clients, family and friends. n… https://t.co/nCsq7YnZUE

Always nice to get a Sunday Times mention - especially when it is entitled Hire a Professional! Thanks to a love… https://t.co/xojaqVYrvh

Burn the candles; use the nice sheets; wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is sp… https://t.co/MI1vOZYqQg

Congratulations Network Homes winner are #RESIAwards2017 https://t.co/iHy2Suy7WE

#resiawards good luck everyone and thanks to Network Homes for inviting us😊 https://t.co/ZaBJBmumw6

RT @FirstStopAdvice: How 'superagers' stay sharp in their later years @guardiannews https://t.co/zajl2hQAZN

Today is NEW HOME OWNERS DAY! (apparently) If you would like a new home - we can help you make it happen. How abo… https://t.co/ak6P4GlytU

Job well done. Can we help anyone you know? https://t.co/IcPVETxs3T

today is GET ORGANISED DAY. If you have a spare room like this and want help - contact us. https://t.co/C9WQpNdfLD

RT @PositiveAgeing1: Can meditation really slow ageing? https://t.co/Bjhkpz1Ssi Some very interesting research here. #mindfulness #positi…

RT @HISCEaling: 'Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life.' #wednesdaywisdom #quoteoftheday https://t.co



Beginning the discussion


It can be difficult to begin a discussion about moving home with your parents or relatives. Here are our suggestions:


  • Think positive – most older people do want to talk about matters but might be worried about it for different reasons. Perhaps they are concerned that you wouldn’t want the family home that you grew up in sold off. Perhaps they know they don’t have the energy to move without your help, but know you have many other commitments. Or maybe they can’t visualise the next place and are worried it will be a stereotypical residential home. Of course sometimes it isn’t right to move home – and all parties need to explore options fully – which we can help with
  • Talk sooner rather than later. Once your relative is ill, not only do decisions become more difficult but options can become more limited. It makes everything easier if Power of Attorney has been set up just in case. Contact us if you haven't done this and we can point you towards friendly experts.
  • Think about using a professional as a mediator to help  - such as Seamless Relocation. There is a lot of emotion and work moving home and the more relaxed and available you are to spend time with your relative the better. They would prefer you to be taking them out to lunch rather than turn out the garage, which we can do for you
  • We are positive about helping people to move because we have seen how clients lives are enhanced so dramatically – they have companionship, get regular meals, are safe & warm and have fun!


What to talk about

We would recommend keeping it general at first. When we talk to clients we think about six main areas of their life and how they interact: health & professional advice, finance, companionship & people, everyday tasks, safety and what more they want to enjoy in life.  If you would like us to be involved in helping with the decision and this discussion please talk to us.


Using Seamless Relocation

It is difficult to fit everything into our busy lives – jobs, house, children and ones relatives. We can help you with the latter – sensitively and with professional care we will fit in and organise your mother, father or other relative's home move.
We keep you (and others as necessary) informed by email or telephone, so that if you are geographically distant you and other family members know what is happening. If possible we like to have the initial meeting with you present so that you get to know us too, and agree what aspects of our help you and your relatives would benefit from.


A typical story

Dr X, headmaster of a 1000 pupil school, cared deeply about his mother who had been diagnosed with early stages of a dementia. After many weekends spent rushing 100 miles to see her and organise her life he finally discussed the move to a new Signature home being built near her. This is where Seamless stepped in because he and his mum needed help to organise the move – The house needed to be valued and sold, a lifetimes collection of books and sporting equipment needed to be disposed of and his mum, who was getting forgetful, needed support and planning to accomplish the move.
We handled every small detail keeping Dr X updated on a regular basis by email. When all was finally achieved, the best compliment was paid to Harriet, the move manager organising everything, by a staff member at the home “Oh I thought you were the daughter because you cared so much for Mrs X”.