There are around seven million carers in the UK – that is one in ten people. You are very likely to have carers working for you already, whether they have told you or not.
Why should you care about carers?
Recognising that there are carers in your workforce, and supporting them to manage their caring responsibilities and work can:
- reduce stress and improve job performance
- improve job satisfaction
- improve commitment to the organisation
- decrease staff turnover.
Contact your local carer service
Your local carer service may offer carers employment, education and training support. Get in touch with them to see how you could support carers that work for you.
ACAS offer training on flexible working, as well as providing comprehensive guidance. Find out more about The right to flexible working on the ACAS website.
Free support and advice
You can call the ACAS helpline on 0300 123 1100 for free support and advice. They also offer help online.
Next update due: Sept 2018