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Many carers juggle paid work alongside unpaid caring. Find out about support for carers, flexible working, finding work, getting work experience, applications and interviews, and benefits you can claim if you are working or looking for work.

If you are a carer and already working, looking for work or wanting to learn some new skills get in touch with your local carer service to see how they can help you.  They may have specialist workers who can advise you of your options.

  • Working carers - Many employers offer support for carers at work.  You may also want to ask for flexible working

  • Finding work  - Your skills as a carer could help you find a job

  • Studying and volunteering - If you are ready for a new challenge think about studying or volunteering

  • Benefits - There are many benefits you can still claim even if you are working. If you start work, or your caring situation changes, remember to check you are claiming the right benefits.

Employment support for carers in London

Working for Carers supports unpaid carers across London to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London, and is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund. 

Find out how to get one-to-one support and advice with a dedicated Employment Personal Advisor, training workshops, help with job searching plus more, from Working for Carers.

Is caring and working putting a strain on your relationships?  

Our relationships guide covers a lot more than than just how to get on better with your partner. It's full of suggestions and support on how to help you cope with all the relationships in your life.


Next update due: September 2019