Information and Support for Working Carers and Employers
Balancing the demands of caring with the responsibilities of a paid job can be difficult. Carers who give up work can often face financial hardship so it’s worth thinking about the support you might need to maintain your caring role, as well as your paid job. This could include having access to a phone to contact the person you care for, time off for appointments, or flexible working arrangements.
Talking to an employer about your caring role is not easy. However, there may be existing support available at work that you are not aware of. We can help to support carers and employers to discuss working carers’ needs and rights.
We can provide employers with information, training and advice in recruiting, retaining and supporting staff who are unpaid carers.