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Carers UK are partnering with Barclays LifeSkills to help those over 50 remain in work, many of whom may be struggling to juggle work with caring responsibilities. As the UK’s population grows older and more people continue in employment into later life, juggling work and care will become more prevalent, it’s essential for employers to create accommodating workplaces that enable those who are working and…
Four in five unpaid carers providing more care for relatives 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic Two thirds (67%) worried about how they will cope through further lockdowns or local restrictions Carers UK calls on Government to help reinstate crucial support services as soon as possible, and implement a New Deal for Carers Family carers…
In the UK, all employees have the right to take "reasonable" time off to deal with emergencies involving a dependant. This is known as dependants' leave. Whether or not this is paid is at the discretion of the employer. In addition to dependants' leave, since 2003, employees are entitled to request flexible working to look after their disabled child. The Work and Families Act 2006…
Continual failure to tackle social care reform now impacting wider workforce in England 7 million people juggling work and unpaid care through Covid-19 pandemic Carers UK and employers call on Government to take action on social care to help keep jobs and boost the economy A survey carried out by national charity Carers UK shows employers in England are seeing the health, wellbeing and productivity…
Three in 10 UK employees would have to leave paid roles if facing new or greater responsibilities at home, with experts calling for more flexibility from businesses. Millions of working carers could be forced to leave their jobs because of a lack of employer support, a study has warned. A survey of 2,004 UK adults, conducted by Opinium, found 9 per cent of respondents were…