Previous events

The Employers Supporting Working Carers in Oxfordshire Scheme held a Business Networking event on April 23rd 2014 which was hosted by St Peter’s College (in their beautiful and historic dining hall) and commenced with a welcome address from James Graham, Bursar of the College. Other speakers from Oxfordshire County Council, Carers Oxfordshire, Employers for Carers and Hunts paper and pixels highlighted the importance of recognising and supporting those with caring responsibilities in their workforce. There was a call to action to Oxfordshire businesses to engage with the scheme, which is free to join and aims to raise the profile of…
Our first event of 2014 was hosted by the Financial Ombudsman Service in their wonderful “rooms with a view” in Exchange Tower in the Docklands. At the event, which was chaired by Arthur Allen, founder of Listawood, Helena Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK launched the Employers for Carers and Carers UK research report ‘Supporting employees who are caring for someone with dementia’. This report follows on from the workplace survey on caring for a loved one with dementia which was introduced at the last EfC event. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. Keith Edwards, Chair of…
Hosted by KPMG at their state of the art HQ this members' networking event provided an opportunity for a discussion around the landmark Task and Finish Group report which was launched on 27 August as well as opportunities to network with other members. At the event, Employers for Carers and Carers UK also launched a new research survey into the impact of caring for a family member or friend with dementia on both employers and employees. We are carrying out this research to improve our understanding of: • the key issues and support needs for those employees combining work and…
During Carers Week EfC held its members' networking event at the Royal Society in London which was attended by 70 employers and invited guests. Speakers included representatives from British Gas, Sainsbury's, Listawood, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Department of Health. During the week, Carers UK and Employers for Carers staff also participated in a variety of workplace events hosted by O2, Credit Suisse, Transport for London, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Financial Ombudsman Service and the London Fire Brigade.
Hosted by Oxford Brookes University, the launch event of EfC’s partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Employers Supporting Working Carers, took place on May 22nd. The breakfast event was an opportunity for employers in Oxfordshire to be informed of the new free membership scheme to help businesses support employees who are caring for someone who is ill, frail or has a disability. Speakers from Oxford Brookes and Unipart gave examples of their flexible employment practices to support carers, and there was plenty of opportunity for informal and lively networking amongst the attendees.
The event launched this years Carers Rights Day, the theme of which is 'Getting help in tough times'. The message from the event was that by supporting carers in managing their finances, providing help and advice about getting a vital benefit or highlighting the employment support which carers are entitled to, we can continue to help families to successfully balance work and caring. The event was hosted by EfC Leadership Group member Sainsbury's and celebrated the role employers play in supporting employees with caring responsibilities. It was attended by over 100 guests including employers, carers' organisations, representatives from the care…
The event launched this years Carers Rights Day, the theme of which is 'Getting help in tough times'. The message from the event was that by supporting carers in managing their finances, providing help and advice about getting a vital benefit or highlighting the employment support which carers are entitled to, we can continue to help families to successfully balance work and caring. The event was hosted by EfC Leadership Group member Sainsbury's and celebrated the role employers play in supporting employees with caring responsibilities. It was attended by over 100 guests including employers, carers' organisations, representatives from the care…
At this landmark summit, business leaders and Government pledged to take joint action to support families to juggle work with caring for ill, frail and disabled loved ones. The summit, the first of its kind to focus on care and employment, was jointly hosted by BT and Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow MP and was attended by business leaders, care providers, care technology developers, local government representatives, and European labour market experts. Alongside evidence from Carers UK on the impact on families' finances and career prospects of giving up work to care, the summit saw evidence from employers, including BT,…