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What do we do?

  • Provide practical advice and support for employers seeking to develop carer friendly policy and practice and retain skilled workers.
  • Identify and promote the business benefits of supporting carers in the workplace.
  • Influence government and employment policy to create a culture which supports working carers.


How do we support employers?

  • Identifying and engaging with carers in the workplace.
  • Reviewing and 'carer proofing' current policies and practice.
  • Training and supporting line managers to implement carer friendly policies.
  • Developing, supporting and managing staff carer networks.
  • Sharing best practice at our networking events.
  • Our bespoke members' platform, EfC Digital; designed to help build your strategy around supporting working carers.

The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 passed final legislation on 27 February 2024 which seals a groundbreaking new right for two million employees with unpaid caring responsibilities to take up to five days of Carer’s Leave. The law came into force on 6 April 2024 and employers will need to be prepared to deliver changes to the way they offer support to all unpaid carers in their workforce.

Carers UK and EfC have produced resources to support the implementation of the Carer's Leave Act as part of EfC membership. These include a detailed guide on the key provisions of the new law, an online training session and a training slide deck to roll out to managers. These resources are available for member organisations to access on the EfC Digital membership platform.

Find out more in our guide

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