Yes, that's right, me employing a carer to look after my husband. This caring solution was suggested to me by my Alzheimer's Society contact (lovely lady) but I'm afraid she was a bit put out by my reaction. Lots of things came to mind immediately- Employment Act, pay scale, NI, tax, sick pay, holiday pay, risk assessment procedure, insurance, grievance procedure, disciplinary procedure, dismissal, length of notice etc etc. I couldn't see any positives in her suggestion, but she already had a couple of people in mind who she could send to me for interview. As if my life isn't demanding enough, I could branch out and add 'employer' to the list. Anyone else out there employing staff ??