Working for Carers supports unpaid carers and former carers in London to move into or closer to employment. Carers access free support, which is tailored to meet individual needs.

This may include: help with job-searching, applications & CVs, and interview techniques; wellbeing support; developing IT skills; help becoming self-employed; and access to training and volunteering opportunities. Learn more about the Working for Carers project by reading our Working for Carers Factsheet.

Download the Working for Carers Factsheet

Read Carers' Stories

Who can register with the project?

You must be 25 or over and living in a London borough to register with Working for Carers. You must be able to work in the UK and you must not be in any form of employment when you register. The project is aimed at unpaid carers and former carers.

Find your Working for Carers Centre

Who are unpaid carers?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a
friend or family member who due to illness,
disability, a mental health problem or an
addiction cannot cope without their support. 

Learn more about unpaid carers

Carer supporting older man with walking stick to leave the house

Work and caring: information for carers

Working for Carers has developed a series of factsheets for unpaid carers who are looking to move into employment or are balancing work with their caring role.

Explore the factsheets

Our progress and learning: project evaluation

Our progress to date: At the end of September 2022, 1,219 carers and former carers had registered with the project, meeting 97% of the overall target of 1,253. Participants are from all 33 London boroughs.

Learn about our progress and learning

Carers' stories

About Working for Carers

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