Previous events

Our EfC Members Networking Event on 20th June, hosted by Barclays in Canary Wharf, focussed on ‘Getting Carers Connected’, the theme of Carers Week 2019. This well attended event celebrated our busiest Carers Week yet with over 1,000 events in total including many workplace sessions hosted by EfC members. The event was opened by Siobhán Healey, Content Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays. Siobhán spoke passionately about their successful Carers Week and how members candidly shared their personal stories and the importance of ‘having information at the right time to make a difference for carers. There has been a…
The spring Wales Hub Employers for Carers (EfC) networking event took place on 28 March 2019 and was gratefully hosted by Cardiff Council at County Hall. The theme of the event was on Carer Passports and we again welcomed a mixture of member and non-member organisations to the evening. The event was opened and chaired by Sara Williams, Wales Hub Manager for EfC who provided an overview of the key findings for Wales from Carers UK's ‘Juggling Work and Care Report’. In Wales this has equated to an increase from 180,000 carers also balancing paid work to 223,000 (1 in…
Employers for Carers (EfC), celebrated its 10th anniversary this week and marked the occassion with the launch of Carer Confident, the first UK-wide employer benchmarking scheme of its kind. This pioneering scheme recognises and accredits UK employers who have built carer friendly and inclusive workplaces. Over the last decade, EfC has gone from strength to strength, with a membership today of over 115 organisations from a wide range of sectors, and a reach of over 1.5 million employees. This includes a growing number of ‘umbrella’ members, extending access to EfC resources to hundreds of SMEs and health partners in their…
The first Wales Hub Employers for Carers (EfC) Networking Event was held on 18th October 2018 in the centre of Cardiff at Sports Wales, Sophia Gardens. This inaugural event included a mixture of existing EfC members with a Welsh presence, new Wales Hub members and employers across Wales interested to learn more about EfC and how to implement carer friendly practices. The event was opened by Claire Morgan, Director, Carers Wales, and chaired by Sara Williams, Wales Hub Manager for EfC who welcomed the first four members to the Hub: DVLA, South Wales Police, Cardiff Council and the first ever…
Our Autumn EfC members’ event, hosted by Credit Suisse in Canary Wharf, focused on the theme of employee networks, and how they can support carers in the workplace. In line with the theme “Network to network: Sharing the learning” a lively updates and discussion session was followed by informal networking and an opportunity for members to share stories with one another. The event was opened by Laura-Jane Gosling, Compliance and Regulatory Change, and Carers Network lead, Credit Suisse, and chaired by Ian Peters, Chair of EfC who welcomed our newest members since the last EfC event in June: Merck, Miller,…
This EfC members’ event was the second of the year and was hosted by Mercer at their UK headquarters at Tower Hill. This well attended event included in depth discussion and sharing of best practice on our theme “Supporting carers to be healthy and connected in the workplace” followed by networking with spectacular views across the Thames. The event was opened by Stephen Hempenstall, Principal, Mercer Marsh Benefits, and chaired by Ian Peters, Chair of EfC who welcomed our newest members since the last EfC event in March: Barts Health NHS Trust, Nominet, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust,…
This EfC members event was our first of 2018, and was hosted by Nationwide at their offices on Threadneedle Street. The event was one of our best attended yet, providing an excellent platform for discussion around the theme of “Managing in the middle: Line management support for working carers.” The event was opened by Tracy Conwell, Head of Employee Relations at Nationwide, and was chaired by Ian Peters, our Chair of EfC. Ian welcomed our newest EfC members since our last event in October: Ofcom, The Charity for Civil Servants, Royal Surgical Aid Society, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation…
This third annual EfC members’ event on the theme of "Carers networks: Factors for success" was hosted by KPMG at their landmark offices in Canada Square, and was very well attended again this year. With wonderful hospitality provided by our hosts, the event provided an opportunity to discuss examples of latest initiatives to support workplace carers networks and identify the critical factors for success. The event was opened by Professor Hilary Thomas, Partner and Chief Medical Adviser at KPMG, and was chaired by Ian Peters, Chair of EfC. Ian welcomed our newest EfC members, who had joined since our last…