Mum is right at the beginning of her journey. For some time now I have been doing the cleaning, gardening, ironing etc but I think I am going to get outside help for them for the things someone else can do so making the best use of the time I have with them. I am already a full time carer for my husband and two of my daughter's who are disabled and although I feel I am letting them down I have had to realise I am only flesh and blood and can only do so much in 24 hours. Is there such a thing as an approved list of cleaners or gardeners or is it just a case of looking in the yellow pages? I am concerned that my parents are vulnerable and would rather have some guidance as to who they will be inviting into their home. Sorry if this sounds naive but I really am that overwhelmed by it all.