Working For Carers
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