Supporting Working Carers
How many of your employees are juggling work with caring responsibilities?
Take a proactive approach to recognising and supporting working carers to retain an engaged and productive workforce.
“There are currently 3 million working carers in the UK; 1 in 9 employees with the number expected to grow as the population ages. Employees who care for disabled, elderly or sick partners juggle work with caring responsibilities, struggle with conflicting priorities and often feel they have no option but to leave work.”
Retain experienced employees
Caring for family or friends who are elderly, disabled or sick will become part of life for many people as our population ages and particularly for older workers. Caring responsibilities are often not understood or talked about in the workplace in the same way that employers manage childcare responsibilities. Being proactive in recognising the role and needs of working carers can prevent valuable employees leaving work or becoming ill themselves as a result of struggling to cope without support.
Show understanding and support
We work with you to create a culture where caring responsibilities are recognised and understood. Employer loyalty and mutual trust will grow where employees know that they will be supported through difficult times when they are caring for family and friends. Our support is tailored to your business needs and circumstances and may include:
- Presentations and workshops to raise awareness and inspire new practices
- Training for managers in understanding their role in supporting workplace carers
- Support and advice on flexible working practices and policies
- Set up and facilitation of working carers networks
Age Confident Employers
Does your HR strategy take account of the impact of an ageing workforce?
Plan for the future by taking part in our Age Confident audit.
Planning for Life Transitions
Time to change your approach to pre-retirement training for your employees?
Take a new perspective to mid and later life planning to meet the needs of today’s generations.
Age Confident Customer Experience
Would your older customers recommend you to their friends?
Take a fresh look at your customer journey to make sure you gain a share of the growing sector of older consumers.
Our blogs are designed to inspire you to take a new perspective on ageing and connect you to the latest thinking and research.