The Latest News From

What’s the Difference Between a Carer and a Domiciliary Carer?

When it comes to providing care, the terms ‘carer’ and ‘domiciliary carer’ are often used interchangeably in the UK. However, there are significant differences in their roles, responsibilities, and the nature of care they provide.  Understanding these distinctions is crucial for anyone looking to pursue a career in caregiving or for families considering what type […]

Read More

Does My Mobility Scooter Need Servicing?

If you’re a mobility scooter user, you know how crucial your scooter is for maintaining your independence and quality of life. Although mobility scooters are blessedly lower maintenance than some other vehicles, your mobility scooter does still need regular servicing to keep it running smoothly and safely. We answer all your mobility scooter servicing questions here. […]

Read More

Carer’s Allowance & State Pensions: What You Need To Know

In this guide, we’re answering a common question from carers: can pensioners claim Carer’s Allowance? And does receiving Carer’s Allowance affect the station pension? Let’s take a look at these frequently asked questions. Anytime you are thinking about applying for a new benefit you think you may be entitled to, it is a sensible idea […]

Read More

Hiring A Personal Care Assistant: Arranging Your Own Care

Personal assistants care for people with support needs and help them live independently. If you need some help, they can be a great option.  When you hire a personal assistant, you will be their employer. This means you have certain responsibilities towards them. But it also means that you’ll have consistent support from one person […]

Read More

Self-Storage for Businesses: Benefits, Considerations, and Tips

Self-storage is a smart choice for many business owners. From home-based startups to bigger companies, self-storage gives you extra room and helps you manage your business better.  In this article, we’ll talk about who can use self-storage, why it’s good for businesses and things to think about when choosing a storage unit.

Read More

Carers: Are You Covered? Why Care Workers Need Insurance

The health and social care sector is a crucial part of our society. Care workers do vital work in the UK every single day, and yet the sector in general remains often underfunded and underappreciated while carers put themselves at risk. One thing you can do to protect yourself is to make sure you’re properly […]

Read More

30 Packing Tips For Storage And Moving Home In 2024

In this guide, we’ll cover some key packing tips for moving your belongings into storage and keeping them safe when stored out of your home. Self storage can give someone much needed breathing room when it comes to any major move or life event. It’s a great way of keeping your items safe and secure […]

Read More

Blue Badge Parking Rules: Everything You Need To Know

Many mobility scooter users are entitled to a blue badge in the UK, which enables you to park in places that other cars cannot – often with a higher degree of accessibility to shops, public services, and other spaces that people with limited mobility need closer access to (not sure if you’re entitled to a […]

Read More

17-Step Moving House Checklist

Moving home is infamously one of the most stressful things that you can do. While it may be exciting to move into a new home, what comes before – packing, notifying the relevant parties, and endless planning – can be an endless source of stress. To help you feel that bit more organised for your […]

Read More

What Annual Leave Entitlement Does My Personal Care Assistant Have?

If you have employed a personal care assistant – often known as a Personal Assistant (PA) – either privately or via direct payments for yourself or someone you are a guardian for, you are legally seen as their employer. That means that you have a responsibility to inform yourself on things such as annual leave […]

Read More

Renovate or Move? The Pros and Cons To Both Options…

The start of the new year is a common time for people to re-evaluate their homes and consider whether to sell it for a newer, better model or to renovate their existing build. When faced with such a decision, there are a number of factors you need to consider in order to be sure you […]

Read More

Guide To Direct Payments

What are direct payments? Are you entitled to carer’s allowance, or carer’s premium? We’ve answered all your questions in our total guide.

Read More

6 Self-Storage Mistakes To Avoid For First Time Users

Are you considering renting a storage unit for your belongings this year? Self-storage can be a great option for numerous reasons, whether you’re moving home, renovating, or need space for your belongings for a trip abroad. However, make sure you avoid these common self-storage mistakes that first-time storage users fall prey to all too often! […]

Read More

Care Workers: How To Double Your Salary in 2024

The field of care work is as demanding as it is rewarding – and it’s no secret that care workers are woefully under-supported and under-paid in the current climate. In 2024, many care workers are seeking ways to increase their earning potential, whether that’s by taking on additional hours or by finding other income sources. […]

Read More

Christmas Discounts for Carers

In this guide, we’ve highlighted some of the best Christmas discounts for carers on offer this year. Whether this helps you buying gifts for your family, or simply enables you to give yourself a well deserved treat at the end of the year, these discounts should help you stretch your pound that bit further. Christmas […]

Read More

How to Become a Self Employed Carer

If you’ve been looking into how to become a self employed carer, it can be easy to feel daunted by the amount of admin that comes with setting your own business up – even if that business is composed of just you! Self-employed caregivers have a variety of responsibilities, and this article explains how you […]

Read More

Why Does My Mobility Scooter Suddenly Stop?

Have you ever been using your mobility scooter out and about only for it to suddenly stop? There could be a number of reasons behind this – but this guide will look into why your mobility scooter might suddenly stop and a few quick checks you can do to get your scooter back to full […]

Read More

Clearing Out Your Clutter Before Christmas

The holiday season is just around the corner, and there’s no better time than now to give your home a good old-fashioned clear-out. Christmas is a time of joy, gatherings, and, let’s be honest, a fair bit of chaos! Whether you’re expecting guests or simply want to bring a fresh vibe into your home, decluttering […]

Read More

Carer’s Allowance: A Total Guide

In this guide, we’ve provided a complete guide to what Carer’s Allowance is and who is entitled to it, so you can make sure you’re not missing out on what you’re owed. What is Carer’s Allowance? Carer’s Allowance is a benefit available to people spending 35 hours or more a week providing care to someone […]

Read More

Is My Property A Flood Risk & How Will It Impact My Home Insurance Policy?

In the UK, at least one in six properties are at risk for flooding. However, a property’s flood risk isn’t static: it can change over time. Some of the factors that will impact your property’s risk, include population density in an area, industry and development, land management, and the one factor that increases risk over […]

Read More
Page: 1 2 3 11