Working for Carers aims to support 833 carers and former carers in London to move towards employment. Carers are eligible to join the project if they are 25 years old or over, able to live and work in the UK, and not in any form of employment.

At the end of December 2018, 637 carers had registered with the project. The registered carers are from all 33 London boroughs:

  • 112 carers have gained employment and 61 have started an education or training course.
  • Nearly 52% have been supported to apply for jobs, and 61 are now job-searching independently.
  • 57% have attended Working for Carers workshops or external training while supported by the project.
  • 97 participants have had volunteering opportunities.
  • Working for Carers Progress Report September 2018 99 have been referred to other specialist support, and 325 have proactively looked after their health and wellbeing.
  • 383 have shown improvements against their tailored action plans.
  • 330 have reported increased confidence, and 294 said they had gained new skills and experiences.

Stories from carers who've been supported by Working for Carers

Hear from carers who've been supported back into training, work and voluntary work by Working for Carers.

Further information

Find out more about the difference the programme is making in our Working for Carers Progress Report September 2018.

 Community Fund, European Union, European Social FundCarers Trust was awarded a total of £2m for Working for Carers. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. The funding is for three years: 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2019.

Next update due: July 2019