Working for Carers

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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 supports unpaid carers and former carers in London, who are aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. Carers can access free support, which is tailored to meet individual needs. This may include:

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

All support is currently being delivered by telephone or videoconferencing. Face-to-face activities will be available in the future, delivered in local areas.

Read more stories about how Working for Carers has supported carers.

Read our booklet - Working for Carers: Getting back into employment and your rights at work - to find out how the project could help you.

Visit Working for Carers resources for further support and information about the project, including the Employment Factsheets series.

Contact Working for Carers

You can register with the project if you are:

  • A carer or former carer; and
  • Aged 25 or over; and.
  • Not in any form of employment; and.
  • Live in a London borough.

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

Community Fund, European Union European Social Fund

Working for Carers is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners (local carer organisations) across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Date revised: 10/08/2020