Support for employers of carers

  • There are almost 7 millions carers in the UK, and it’s estimated that 3 in 5 of us will be in the role at some point in our lives.
  • 4.27 million carers are of working age.  Research has shown that 1 in 5 give up work to care.   This is costly to employers, in terms of recruitment expenses and losing skilled members of the workforce.

Having a ‘carer friendly’ workplace for your employees can make a significant difference to retention and productivity, and help you get the best results for your organisation and staff.

We can offer help with:

  • Good practice for managing carers in your workforce
  • Support with developing ‘carer friendly’ policies
  • Training for your workforce/HR team
  • Methods to support carers in the workplace – for example drops-ins and Carer Champions

With our help and employment support pack you can become a quality marked Carer Friendly Employer.

For more information on supporting carers at work, why not visit:

Employers for Carers: Information and resources:

To find out more about any of the above, or arrange a meeting, contact, or contact the office using the main phone number or email at the top of this page.


Employer Charter (pdf)07/07/2017348.77 KB Download
Employing a carer - case example (pdf)07/07/2017354.11 KB Download
Who Cares Wins summary (pdf)07/07/2017217.71 KB Download