Hear from some of the many carers in London who've been supported back into training, work and voluntary work by our Working for Carers programme.

Community Fund, European UnionWhat is Working for Carers?

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 24 partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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.

Hear from other carers who've been supported by Working for Carers

If you’re thinking of joining our Working for Carers programme read the stories from other carers  who’ve taken part so far. 

  • Louise was supported back to college.
  • Heather went back to work.
  • Peter was helped to get the right qualifications.
  • Arjun gained experience volunteering.
  • Farshid improved his English language skills.
  • Janet brushed up her interview skills.
  • Lauren went on a counselling course.
  • Simon gained skills via voluntary work.
  • Christine used her caring skills to get work.
  • Harini developed her confidence.
  • Kirsten was supported to juggle work and caring.
  • Suzanne was able to identify her transferable skills.
  • Mary gained in confidence and got a job as a care assistant.
  • Angela was supported to enrol on a chaplaincy course.
  • Jane was helped to become self employed.
  • Paul rediscovered his passion for the creative industry.
  • Tanya became a security officer.

Further information

Find out more about the free Working for Carers service in London and how it can support carers.