Working For Carers
Is your business caring for its carers?
1 in 9 employees combines work with caring for a loved one.
A manageable work-life balance is important to everyone, but vital for carers. In part this is due to the responsibilities they carry for the person they care for. Juggling work with a caring role can be very difficult and stressful. Even when carers are not actively caring, they are carrying the burden of responsibility and worry.
1 in 5 carers gives up employment because of their caring responsibilities
We work with employers to promote carer awareness within their organisation, improve line manager training, and to create a compassionate and supportive culture for their employees. By recognising the needs of staff members with caring responsibilities, you can support them to stay in work, retaining key skills and experience within your business.
Becoming a Working For Carer member will help your businesses to:
- Address the needs of the carers in their workforce
- Carer-proof their policies
- Cultivate compassionate leaders
- Retain skilled staff
- Enhance their employer brand
Corporate social responsibility and good business sense go hand in hand; take care of your people and they will take care of business.
“Home Instead Senior Care has a very strong ethos built around looking after our workforce as well as our clients. Receiving our Working For Carers Gold Award is testament to that ethos.” Nick and Alison Yeatman, Owners of Home Instead Senior Care Bath and West Wiltshire