An accreditation for employers
We work with employers across England, helping them to identify and support the carers in their workforce. Our membership accreditation demonstrates a positive and proactive approach to identifying and supporting employees who are caring for someone outside of work.
Research shows us that most employers are unaware of how many of their staff members are carers and many working carers don’t realise there is any support available to them. Faced with the stress of juggling work with their caring responsibilities, many people see no other choice than to reduce their hours or – worse still – quit work completely, making this a costly issue for employers.
We help employers to retain staff members – many of whom will be at the peak of their career, aged 45-64 – and to avoid the costly process of replacing experienced team members.
Help to create a carer-aware workplace
Our range of guides and practical resources will help you to:
- Carer proof your policies and practices
- Train your line managers
- Identify and engage with the carers in your workforce
- Support employees juggling work & a caring role, enabling them to stay in work
- Create a caring and supportive workplace for all employees
- Signpost employees to appropriate support services
Good for your business, good for your community
Working For Carers is a not-for-profit initiative, run by a partnership of carer support charities. Through membership of the scheme, our members are directly funding the work of our local charity partners, enabling us to work with employers and improve support and prospects for the carers in our communities.
Advice and support for working carers
Our advice section for working carers is free to access and provides tips and advice on managing your caring role alongside paid employment, as well as help to return to work.
Many people – carers and employers included – are unaware that there is free support available to help unpaid carers. Check out our support service directory for details of support services in your area.
“Becoming a Working For Carers member has been an important step in supporting and identifying carers within our workforce. We are proud to be involved with such a worthwhile charity that is making a real difference in the workplace.”
Chris Perry, Managing Director of Corsham Print Limited