At Sainsbury’s we want to be the most inclusive retailer where people love to work and shop. Caring is something that we are positive about supporting as a business – whether it’s colleagues caring for others or a colleague requiring support themselves. We will be flexible to support the needs of our colleagues and ensure development opportunities are available too, as we have many carers in different positions of the business, and we don’t see caring as a barrier to career progression.
Tim Fallowfield - Company Secretary & Corporate Services Director, Sainsbury’s
Working with Employers for Carers was invaluable in setting up a Carers Network in a large and complex Government Department. They were always on hand to provide practical and common sense advice and to offer a helping hand. The result, I am delighted to say, is a thriving and proactive network which supports people with what are quite often complex caring responsibilities, including caring at a distance.
Anne Sylvester - Former Senior Diversity Adviser, FCO Services
We want to make our workplace as inclusive as possible. Being a member of Employers for Carers allows us to understand the impact caring can have. As a growing number of people have caring responsibilities it’s important we enable colleagues to do their caring role alongside their work.
Chief Operating Officer and carers’ network sponsor, Financial Ombudsman Service
The amount of useful material in the Digital Resources is fantastic. As carers, we’re often bombarded with pamphlets and information, and it’s difficult to know what’s relevant for our individual needs. The Carers UK library of info presents things simply and in a digestible way. Particularly in the early days of being a carer – it’s a very emotional time so it’s not easy to be rational and think clearly.
Senior Human Resources Consultant, Centrica
Listawood are proud to have been engaged for many years as one of the founding members of Employers for Carers. Along with other pioneering companies and organisations, we are delighted to have helped shape the work of the forum while also benefiting enormously from its expertise, advice and support.
Arthur Allen MBE - Founder, Listawood