Previous events

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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A lively mock tribunal event for EfC members (held 1 March 2011) highlighted key practical issues for employers with regard to carers and the Equality Act. KPMG, an Employers for Carers member, hosted an engaging and informative event for EfC members on the Equality Act on 1 March 2011 at its headquarters in London. The event featured a mock tribunal highlighting a workplace carer’s scenario, followed by an informal questions and discussion session. EfC was very grateful to Lucy McLynn, Partner, Employment Department, Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP (the solicitor who represented Sharon Coleman) who played a key role in…
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The Metropolitan Police, a Leadership Group member of Employers for Carers, hosted a very successful and well received Networking Event for members on 14 October 2010 at its headquarters in London. Members were joined by two government ministers - Edward Davey MP, Minister for Employment Relations at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions. Maria Miller, who has responsibility for carers within DWP, recognised key issues of concern to employers, including the need for accessible employment, welfare and wider support services, to enable employees…
PwC, a Leadership Group member of Employers for Carers, hosted a very engaging and well received members' breakfast event on 13 July 2010 at its headquarters in London. This event focused on a key practical issue that EfC members have identified as one of their priorities for support from the forum – 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 Sarah Churchman, Director of Diversity at PwC, and the discussion session on carers' networks was chaired by Caroline Waters OBE,…
One year on from the forum’s launch in January 2009, Employers for Carers (EfC)’s second Networking Event for members, held 2 February 2010, was addressed by Jonathan Shaw MP, the then Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions. The Minister, who had responsibility for carers within DWP, updated members on the Government’s progress on implementing the National Carers Strategy launched in June 2008. He also recognised key issues of concern to employers including the need for flexible, available and affordable external care and support services to support employees to remain in, and return to work. The…
Employers for Carers was delighted to recognise Carers Week 2009 with ‘Equality for Carers’, its first Networking Event for members held on 9 June 2009. Supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and hosted at BT Centre in London by Employers for Carers Chair Caroline Waters, speakers included: Trevor Phillips, Chair of EHRC; Janice Shersby from the Government Equalities Office; Dr Michael O'Donnell, Chief Medical Officer, Unum; and Lucy McLynn, the solicitor who represented Sharon Coleman in the recent landmark legal case. Baroness Royall, the then Leader of the House of Lords and Government Spokesperson for Equality, who…