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Helping unpaid carers Going Forward into Employment with the Civil Service

As part of our Carers Week activities, today we hosted a webinar with the Civil Service to promote the Going Forward into Employment (GFIE) scheme that supports unpaid carers into employment.

Through this partnership and the GFIE scheme, Carers Trust is signposting unpaid carers of all ages to dedicated roles across Civil Service departments.

The webinar was a great opportunity for us to promote the scheme to both local carers organisations and unpaid carers, who heard all about how to access it and what employment support is available in their network.

Attendees heard directly from an unpaid carer who has started a role in the Civil Service and from Lisa Jackson (Head of Operations, Going Forward into Employment) and Trisha Thompson (Head of Grants & Programmes, Carers Trust).

This partnership is intrinsically linked to one of our core strategic themes of work and finance, through supporting unpaid carers with employment and wider employability needs. It unites two of our flagship programmes, Young Carers Futures and Adult Carers in Focus.  


Read about how Charlotte, a young adult carer from Merseyside, secured a job with the Civil Service thanks to a partnership with Carers Trust.

And hear from unpaid carer Denise Wilkins, who we collaborated with on this Guardian article, about the Government calling people to return to work while not addressing the social care crisis.

To find out more about Carers Trust’s activities during Carers Week 2023, visit our webpage.


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