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A recent court case has highlighted how a professional carer looking after a vulnerable elderly woman  in their own home was abused. The woman’s daughter had installed CCTV cameras which caught the carer of her elderly mother, a dementia sufferer, subjecting her client to abuse, threats,...

A massive drop of 95% in EU nationals coming to the UK for work is causing employment problems with some employers raising wages, with others holding the line, according to new research. The work by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for...

Maybe you have a bad cold, a virus or have hurt your back, but you still turn up for work, not wishing to let your employer down or fearing for your job as a member of domestic/household staff. But actually are you doing the right thing?...

Summer holidays are over, and back at work as a member of domestic/household staff, you are proud of the new tattoo you had as a present to yourself...

Many employers of domestic staff undoubtedly feel, from time to time, that staff holidays are inconvenient. But it doesn’t change the fact that they are a legal right. According to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) In the UK there are 1.2 million workers who receive no...

Summer holidays are over and as an employer or prospective employer of domestic staff you may well be contemplating hiring staff. So how do you stand on the issue of tattoos? Opinions vary greatly and in truth there is a great divide on whether they are...

Usually, when seeking employment you are expected to provide two references, one of these usually being your existing or past employer. But is your employer obligated to provide a reference? As always nothing is quite a simple as it seems. In essence, the answer is no they...

Shared Parental leave? What's that? If that's your reaction as an employed parent, then you are not alone, Despite a campaign launched earlier in the year to raise awareness of the shared parental leave scheme, take-up remains low. Less than 8% of eligible families have signed...

The numbers of people visiting city parks and open spaces has soared by 25% from 2010 - 2016. According to Natural England, latest figures show an estimated 879 million visits to parks in towns and cities in 2015/16. Urban green spaces are increasingly utilised with an...