Employer toolkits

As an EfC umbrella member, you will be looking to engage with your local SME businesses to make them aware of the help and resources available to them through this free membership model.

There are simple measures that you can take to help your staff balance work and caring effectively which can mean the difference between keeping skilled and experienced staff and losing them as they give up work to care. Having a clear and easily accessible Carers' Policy is a good place to start.
It is often hard to identify and engage carers in your workforce as people don’t see themselves as carers; they are daughters, husbands, partners doing what families do - looking after the people they love. A carers’ network is often a good way of doing this, be it virtual or face to face.
Read our short employer toolkit with practical advice, top tips and good practice examples to help employers, line managers and HR staff support carers through a bereavement. 
Read our short employer toolkit with practical advice and top tips to help employers, line managers and HR staff to engage carers in their workforce. 
Following our dementia surveys and our subsequent report Supporting employees who are caring for someone with dementia, we have produced a short dementia toolkit to help employers support their staff who are juggling work with caring for someone with dementia. 

This employee survey on workplace support for carers has been designed as a template so that, if you wish, you can amend it to better suit your organisation.

With our ageing population and workforce – and increasing mobility through employment – distance caring is a huge and growing issue that affects millions of families. 

The Department for Work & Pensions have produced a report packed with advice on how businesses can deal with an ageing workforce and how they can harness the power of a multi-generational workforce.

The report can be found here.

BT, in collaboration with UCL, have produced a Dementia Choices factsheet which can be viewed via the link below.

With employers paying £9 billion a year on sick pay and associated costs, investing in the health and well-being of your workforce is very important.

Macmillan have produced a number of toolkits and videos for employers supporting someone with cancer at work, for employees who are living with cancer and working, and for carers looking after somone with cancer and juggling work.