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Get Your Quiz On for Carers UK!

Tuesday, 02 January 2018
Question: What's a better way to spend a chilly evening than at a pub quiz? Answer: Very little. So come along with colleagues and friends to our Carers UK Quiz Night – we promise an evening of fun for all! Whether you're in training for Mastermind or just in need of an excuse for a weekday trip to the pub, we're calling on you to…
With National Carers’ Day on Friday 24 November, now is a good time for employers to take a closer look at ways in which they can best support employees who are also carers, to help them strike a balance between being productive at work and managing their caring responsibilities. Contributor Laura Davis, Managing Director of Hampshire-based HR Consultancy. Laura Davis, Managing Director of Hampshire-based HR…

Five ways to support bereaved employees

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences any of us will endure, The Holmes and Rahe stress scale found that the death of a spouse is the most stressful event a person will go through, followed in fifth place by the death of a close family member. Yet despite how traumatic it is, losing a loved one is something most of…
Study urges more support and information, as experts suggest new legislation may be needed More than three in five employees (62 per cent) do not believe they have any colleagues who care for ill, older or disabled relatives – even though 1 in nine people in the workforce are now working carers, according to a new study. In the survey from Carers UK, published to…
We are delighted that a number of EfC members have been in touch with us about their plans for Carers Rights Day. These include: the Financial Ombudsman Service, Norton Rose Fulbright, the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, Oxfordshire County Council, Centrica, DWF, Age UK, the Home Office, Kirklees Council, Nationwide, Santander, DWP, the Bank of England, Bright Horizons, the Met Police, Surrey County Council,…