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Young Carers Futures Programme: Businesses

Unlock potential – for young adult carers and your business.

Young adult carers are often a low priority for recruitment into the labour market. Your business has the power to make a significant impact on opportunities for young adult carers in the workplace.

By championing inclusive employment opportunities and best practices, your organisation can be a driving force for positive change. Not only that, your business will benefit from being able to access a wider pool of talent among a group of young people whose caring role has given them attributes and skills that can be transferred to the workplace.

How your business can help shape futures

There are over one million young carers in the UK. This presents considerable benefits to By partnering with Carers Trust’s Young Carers Futures progamme. Partnering with us will help you:

  • Meet / exceed EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) /ESG (environmental, social, and governance) / CSR (corporate social responsibility) targets
  • Access a talent pipeline of young people to fill entry level positions in your local area(s)
  • Receive exclusive access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities for your employees where they can share their skills and experiences of the workplace with young adult careers.
  • Receive one to one support from Carers Trust to develop inclusive ‘young carer friendly’ recruitment and retention practices, year- round dedicated support from a dedicated contact at Carers Trust and an annual ‘Carer Friendly Employer’ session held online/in person.

Carers Trust is the leading UK national charity providing services to young carers and young adult carers:

Join our young carers futures programme

To learn more about how your business can support young adult carers in their career aspirations, please contact Daisy Falconer, Young Carers Programme Manager, at Dfalconer@carers.org.

Together, we can unlock the untapped potential of young adult carers and make a lasting difference in their lives.

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