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... in selecting a care home. So how DO you know if the care home you choose for a parent is a safe bet? When that dreaded day comes around and you, together with one or both of your parents, have to make the decision that a...

Is this the right way to run one of the leading countries in the world – on a volunteer system that saves money at the expense of family life? It was Liz Kendall, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Care and Older People, who recently highlighted the apparently...

There are many afflictions which have to be borne by the elderly, but one which they should not have to shoulder is loneliness. According to the Office for National Statistics Labour Force Study, over two million people aged 75 years and over are living alone.  Now...

One of the modern issues that arise among our aging population is that all too often we fail to acknowledge that the process of aging is happening to US. This was highlighted in a recent survey carried out by YouGov, for the firm Invicta Telecare, which...

With the Children and Families Act 2014 receiving Royal Assent on 13 March 2014, employees will have the right to request flexible working hours. As an employer you need to be aware of changes which give extended rights to your domestic staff employees. In the Children...

Most people would agree that during pregnancy, women have to be accorded some leeway for  health, absence, etc.  As most domestic staff are female, particularly housekeepers and those with ancillary roles such as nanny and cook, it is important that you, as their employer, are...

Life as an employer just seems to get increasingly complicated.  And just because you may only employ one domestic staff member, it doesn’t mean you are exempt from new legislation and procedures. A good example is the latest move by the government in its reform of...

It would seem to be obvious, wouldn’t it? As part of the new Care Certificate for support workers in health and social care being introduced by the UK government, staff must be able to speak English! What is surprising is that this has not always been mandatory. ...

The impact of adverse reactions to food - dairy products and gluten being two major issues – is increasingly in the public spotlight.  Now The Graham Agency has created a central reference point with advice on where to learn more on the subject, tips on...

If your housekeeper, chauffeur or any member of domestic staff wishes to work flexible hours, how do you react?  Or, more to the point, how should you react? Until now, the answer has been clear:  unless that staff member was a carer or looked after children,...