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More for less.  That’s what many councils are demanding of their care worker staff.  But what is the more and what is the less? Unfortunately, it seems to be more people being cared for, by less people for less money.  And that can only result in...

Part one: A time bomb for the future In the not too distant future, 2030+, some 160,000 elderly people in the UK could be left without the caring support they need. According to the London School of Economics (LSE), it is estimated 675,000 older people currently rely...

So, we were right all along.  The Social Care Cap IS a con, a false hope distorted with smoke and mirrors.  In reality, the new cap does nothing to help those  who are not eligible for state help  - those who have more than a...

In the first instalment of this feature, we considered how the new Social Care Cap will not protect the assets of an aging Middle England, indeed it has been estimated that if your parents have assets of over £118,000 (including the value of their property)...

... 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...