There are more than 223,000 carers in employment in Wales so it is critical for employers to consider the impact this has on the individual, the workforce, the business and the economy. Join the growing number of employers who are already members.
You can find a list of all our members here.
Employers for Carers can help you support and retain the 1 in 7 people in your workforce who will be caring for someone who is older, seriously ill or has a disability. As a member you can access:
- The Employers for Carers digital platform full of practical guides, e-learning and toolkits to support carers and line managers in your workforce
- Expert consultancy and training services, all tailored to your organisation
- The latest information on legal changes and employment policy
- Tips and guidance from other employers
- Support from a dedicated account manager
A Carers UK study of over 200 British businesses highlighted some of the benefits experienced by employers who supported carers in the workplace:
- 92% saw better staff retention
- 88% experienced lower absence
- 69% observed higher productivity
- 61% witnessed improved recruitment
Read more about The Business Case for supporting working carers.
Our benchmarking scheme, Carer Confident, is the first and only UK-wide benchmark specifically recognising carer confident workplaces.
The scheme assists employers to build a supportive and inclusive workplace for staff who are, or will become, carers and to make the most of the talents that carers can bring to the workplace.
Carer Confident seeks to recognise employers who achieve this, and to inspire others to follow suit. Employers can apply for
Find out more about Carer Confident here.
Jointly is Carers Wales mobile and on-line app designed to help carers share and co-ordinate care. Jointly works by enabling carers to set up a ‘circle of care’ around the person they care for. Carers can then invite others involved in providing that care – family, friends, neighbours and professionals – so everyone is kept in the loop.
Jointly is available in English and Welsh and carers can purchase the app directly. However, forward thinking employers are subscribing, to Jointly so that they can offer the app entirely free of charge to carers in their workforce or locality as part of their Wellbeing offer.
To find out more visit jointlyapp.com
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Join Employers for Carers
The number of working carers in Wales will increase as the population ages and people live longer with disability. In the current economic climate, there has never been a more important time to focus on the benefits of retaining skilled workers. Supporting your employees in work is not only the right thing to do but it makes perfect business sense too. Good businesses need good people.
If you’d like to talk with our team just get in touch: [email protected] | 029 2081 1370.