Working For Carers

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Employers supporting working carers

Nearly 1 in 8 workers is a carer and close to 70% of carers have quit work or reduced their hours due to the stress of juggling work with care.

Changing demographics and an aging population mean that 3 in 5 of us will end up looking after a loved one at some point in our lives.

Supporting the carers in your workforce isn’t just good for your employees; its good for business. Research shows that supporting staff to effectively juggle their home and work life, and continue in employment, holds valuable benefits for the business, including:

  • Staff retention
  • Reduced absence
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved morale

Working for Carers is a membership and accreditation scheme for employers.

Becoming a Working for Carers member is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to corporate social responsibility and improve the social value of your business.  It demonstrates a positive and proactive approach to staff wellbeing, equality and diversity.

“Becoming a Working for Carers member has been an important step in supporting and identifying carers within our workforce.” Chris Perry, MD, Corsham Print Ltd

Find out more. Visit our Working For Carers website or email lizzie@carersinwiltshire.co.uk