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How to successfully request flexible working hours

... weeks is legally entitled to make a written or verbal request for flexible working hours. For many who're juggling work, family and caring commitments this is a welcome move forward. If you're considering applying for flexible working hours we share tips for stating your case to your ...

Tackling all those to-dos

... Tackling all those to-dos balance, responsibility, commitment, workload Work, home and play can keep us busy enough. But when we add supporting ageing parents into the mix, our to-do lists can start to look overwhelming. Personal and professional development coach Rhiannon Ford ...

How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... leave or eat into your allotted holiday. This is a positive change for those of us balancing eldercare responsibilities with mounting work and social commitments not to mention caring for our own family's needs. The government is now urging employers to consider, understand and accept that more ...

Talking about your eldercare challenges

... provide guidance on your queries in her next update. Lesley is armed with a personal understanding of what it's like balancing work and care commitments. Having supported an elderly family member she's well equipped to advise others on the challenges that can arise as parents age. Find ...

Would a homeshare scheme suit your parent?

... get on with your parent and are suitable to take on household tasks. What does a homesharer do for my parent? The homesharer commits to spending at least 10 hours a week with your parent to help them with domestic tasks such as cleaning, laundry or shopping ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... at work DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY, OFFICE, DEMENTIA CARERS As a full-time Project Manager at the Met Office, Mary Sherwood was inspired by Radio Devon's commitment to make Devon a dementia-friendly county. This is how she worked with her employer to create an office that supported working carers of ...

Forewarned is forearmed where scammers exist

... , gold and metals. The caller suggested that she'd spoken to him while she was in the process of selling her house and had committed to investing 20,000 in wine. He even went as far as sending her a pile of documentation together with stickered pages ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... . That's a great first step in making the high street more accessible for those with dementia. In York the Dementia Action Alliance is committed to making the whole city dementia-friendly. The initiative builds on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Dementia Without Walls project to make York a good ...

Dignity in dying and care for the living

... of dignity do occur and need to be exposed. But at the same time there has to be a balance, those who are committed and diligent should be recognised for the excellent work that they do to encourage more of the same." Amanda is taking her ...

Getting connected using a tablet computer: product review

... the next update. Sight and Sound Technology, who developed the Respexi with the benefit of experience in technology for the blind, is committed to continuing development. Updates will be carried out remotely so there is little for the user to do except accept them. So ...