Working for Carers

Community Fund, European Union European Social Fund

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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“Working for Carers has given me the tools and support to go back into employment. It has helped me get my confidence back.”

What is Working for Carers?

Working for Carers aims to:

  • Support carers to pursue their employment goals through confidence building and skills development.
  • Offer a flexible service that considers individual needs and ambitions.
  • Engage with local businesses and organisations to create employment, training and volunteering opportunities for carers.
  • Highlight the benefits of employing carers, adopting carer friendly policies, and understanding the needs of carers in the workplace.

Working for Carers factsheets

Read our factsheets for carers seeking work and training. They are aimed at carers in London but are also useful for carers across the UK. They have been developed as part of the Working for Carers project. The factsheets cover:

What does Working for Carers offer carers?

Carers can access free support, designed to meet their individual needs and delivered in their local area. This may include:

  • One-to-one support and advice with a dedicated Employment Personal Adviser.
  • Group activities and training workshops.
  • Support with writing CVs and interview techniques.
  • Help with job searching.
  • Access to employment, volunteering and training opportunities.

Who can access Working for Carers support? 

To be eligible for support you will need to be:

  • An unpaid carer or former carer.
  • Aged 25 and over.
  • Living in London.
  • Not in any paid work.

See the difference Working for Carers is already making for carers

If you’re thinking of joining our Working for Carers programme look at how successful other carers have been who’ve taken part so far

Find out more about the free Working for Carers service

For carers in Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon or Hounslow: 

  • Tel: 020 8868 5224, Ext 218     
  • Email: workingforcarers@harrowcarers.org     

Find out more online if you live in one of these boroughs

For carers in Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest:

  • Tel: 020 8514 6251     
  • Email: wfc@rcss.org.uk     

Find out more online if you live in one of these boroughs

For carers in Camden, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton or Westminster:

  • Tel: 020 7428 8950     
  • Email: wfc@camdencarers.org.uk     

Find out more online if you live in one of these boroughs

For carers in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, City, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark or Wandsworth:

  • Tel: 020 8699 8686     
  • Email: workingforcarers@carerslewisham.org.uk     

Find out more online if you live in one of these boroughs

Date revised: 16/06/2020