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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,…
EfC member, London Fire Brigade (LFB), hosted an engaging and well received members’ event on 12 December 2011. The event focused on staff carers' networks including the practicalities of developing and sustaining staff carers’ networks, overcoming the challenges and pitfalls and learning about good practice examples of different models. The event was opened by Jim Robinson, Head of HR Transformation at LFB, and the discussion session on carers’ networks was chaired by Caroline Waters OBE, Director of People and Policy for BT Group and Chair of Employers for Carers. Participants discussed key issues with an expert panel of representatives from…
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Hosted by Leadership Group member Nomura, this lively and well attended event (held 14 June 2011) saw the launch of the first ever research survey on the impacts on employers and employees of caring at a distance. Published by EfC and Carers UK in association with Nomura, the research report, ‘Caring at a Distance: bridging the gap’, outlines the results of the online employer and employee survey together with practical recommendations for action by employers, service providers, Government and other stakeholders. The event also provided an informal networking opportunity for around 80 representatives of employers from the private and public…
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