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Employers Supporting Working Carers

Creating a society that cares: as employers, we are critical in offering support to carers who are working and juggling care. Collaborative commitment is the future for the business and the individual.

- Carers Count 2019

In the UK, 600 carers give up work to care every day. 1 in 7 employees juggle work and care. Workers over the age of 45 are most likely to be affected, meaning employers stand to lose their most experienced team members. All of these issues create costs which can be avoided. The following video highlights the struggles which many employees face daily:

 

 

So, how can your organisation support working carers?

 

Carers Count and Carers Trust are working in partnership to build awareness of the growing need to help organisations identify and support working carers. Our aim is to promote carer-friendly workplaces, enable staff to continue working while caring for someone and prevent the loss of valuable talent for employers in Kirklees. We can support you to access resources which help your organisation to:

 

For more information, or to speak with our dedicated Working Carer Partnership and Development Specialist, please get in touch on 0300 012 0231 or visit the Contact Us page.

 

Experiences from organisations across Kirklees:

 

 

 

 

 

Download this self-assessment form which can help in planning your support for working carers:

 

 

CIPD research: 'Supporting Working Carers: How employers and employees can benefit'

You can also listen to a podcast produced by CIPD here: 'Hiding in plain sight: carers in the workplace'

 

Thank you to all of the employers in Kirklees who are actively supporting carers:

 

Carers Trust

Cloverleaf Advocacy

NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group

The Denby Dale Centre

Huddersfield University

Kirklees Council

Kirkwood Hospice

Locala

Mencap Kirklees

PCAN

Ridley and Hall Solicitors