Support for Employers


Did you know 1 in 7 employees are providing care outside of work?

Skills shortages are rising, can your business afford to lose valuable employees?


Supporting the carers in your workforce makes business sense.


Our caring workplaces accreditation offers training and bespoke consultancy to employers, helping them create a caring culture that supports and retains workers that juggle caring responsibilities outside of work.

With 600 people today alone, becoming carers!  Your workforce will already have many unpaid family carers whether they have told you or not.

600 people a day leave their jobs because of caring

It costs £30,000 to replace them

Recognising and supporting carers holds benefits for your business, including:

  • Retain experienced staff
  • Become a more attractive employer – attract more talent
  • Reduce sickness absences
  • Reduce stress and improve wellbeing
  • Improve morale and increase productivity
  • Improve service delivery
  • Produce cost savings
  • Promote inclusion & diversity

Embedding flexible working approaches and effective support structures and co-producing support with your staff working carers will bring these significant benefits to your business and the local economy.


Strengthen your organisation by booking a FREE CARER AWARENESS session with our lived experience working carer professionals today Carer Awareness Booking Calendar

Support for Working Carers


Are you juggling work with looking after someone?

Does someone you look after requires emotional support, practical help, financial guidance, or supporting communicating?


If you are looking after someone because of illness, fragility, mental health, substance misuse or disability we want to hear from you.


Recognising yourself as a carer is often difficult. If you are still unsure Take the following quiz and consider the following misconceptions:

  • You do not have to live with the person you support, many people provide care from a distance
  • You may be caring for one or more people at the same time
  • Sometimes more than one person provides care – shared caring roles
  • Carers can provide a few hours of care a week/be on call 24 hours a day
  • Carers can be of all ages
  • Carers may also be working alongside caring
  • Carers can be bringing up a family while caring

If you are trying to juggle caring with paid employment you are not alone. The UK has nearly 7 million working carers. You may find yourself under additional pressure and stress because of your caring role.

If this sounds like you and you want to find out more about respite, your rights, and the support that is available please let us know by completing your contact details here Working Carer Referral Form

Go to our ‘what type of support can I access?’ page for more information

Join like-minded carers by telling us what ‘Confidence to Ask’ you have for employers to better understand and support you.

Explore our working carers ‘Confidence to Ask’ wall. Where you can find what others are requesting from their employers.

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Alternatively tell us what changes you need.

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Online Support For Unpaid Carers
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