Previous events

Employers for Carers - Members Networking Event: Supporting carers to be healthy and connected Wednesday 27th June, 2018 Mercer, London Our Summer Members Networking Event has been arranged for the evening of Wednesday 27th June, and is kindly being hosted by EfC member, Mercer. As this event follows on from Carers Week (11th – 17th June), which this year is on the theme of ‘Supporting carers to stay healthy and connected’, we will be exploring health and wellbeing initiatives which can help employers to support and retain carers in their workforce. For further details, or if you would like to…
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…
The EfC summer networking event on 28th June, kindly hosted by Transport for London (TfL) at their modern offices in Southwark, was a great opportunity to hear about the range of activities held, and initiatives launched, by our members during Carers Week. Leon Daniels, TfL's Managing Director of Surface Transport and senior sponsor of TfL’s Carers Network welcomed guests to the event. This was followed by an introduction from EfC Chair Ian Peters who welcomed our newest members since the last event in March: Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and DWF. Karen Venn, Diversity and Inclusion Business Manager and Jacqui Robb, Business…
Our most recent members’ networking event was hosted by Nationwide on Wednesday 15th March and followed on from our event in March 2016 (also hosted by Nationwide) where we discussed how helping line managers to be aware and supportive of their team members who have caring responsibilities can help deliver motivated teams and business results. One year on, the theme continued as the focus moved to the importance of gaining top-level support to champion the needs of working carers and how this can transform workplaces and empower line managers. Kelly Higson, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Nationwide welcomed assembled…
Our networking meeting in October is now an annual event, hosted by KPMG, dedicated to workplace carer networks. This event built on the 2015 event which focused on starting carer networks. The event was opened by Professor Hilary Thomas, Partner and Chief Medical Adviser, KPMG and was chaired by David Grayson, Professor of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management and Chair of Carers UK. Carers network representatives from member organisations spoke about the challenges and successes they had experienced along the way. For example, Craig Hughes, PwC talked about how by opening out there SPACE (supporting parents & carers and…
Our well-attended event on July 7th followed the theme of 'the work and care journey: recruitment, retention and return' and was hosted by EfC member the Bank of England at their historic and iconic building in Threadneedle Street. Charlotte Hogg, Chief Operating Officer at the Bank of England welcomed guests and stressed the importance of making sure employees felt supported by their employer - particularly in unsettled times. Attracting the best talent, being an inclusive and supportive employer forms part of the Bank of England's strategy. The Bank of England has some unique characteristics which need to be considered to…
EfC Leadership Group member, Nationwide, hosted this members' networking event at their Threadneedle office in London. Ann Brown, Director of HR, Nationwide gave a warm introduction to the 65+attendees and spoke about Nationwide’s continuing commitment to their working carers. A recent workforce survey and carer focus groups showed that engaging and supporting line managers was a key issue. Employers for Carers Chair, Ian Peters, spoke briefly about the importance of having fully engaged line managers as well as good policies, and then introduced Alison Hughes, Centrica Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Alison gave an overview of Centrica’s carers network…