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Carers Week 2019

Tuesday, 16 April 2019
What are you planning for Carers Week 10-16 June? Carers Week is around the corner and this year we are coming together under the theme of ‘Getting Carers Connected’. We are delighted that EfC member British Gas, part of Centrica, are the headline supporter of this year's Carers Week. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise…
More than four-fifths (83%) of employers have observed presenteeism, such as when employees come to work while ill, at their organisation; a further 25% state this has increased over the last year, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Simplyhealth. Its annual Health and wellbeing at work survey report, which polled 1,078 people professionals, also found that 37% have…
Employees who care for loved ones should receive statutory paid leave and have the right to return to work once their circumstances change. That’s according to EfC member, the Centre for Ageing Better, following the publication of a new study found that nearly three in five carers in England and Wales were aged 50 years and over, and one in five people aged 50 to…
Our Head of Employment, Katherine Wilson, spoke to Working Mums about the rising number of people juggling work and caring and what employers can do to support them. Most employers will have employees who are juggling work and caring for a loved one. In fact, research published last month by Carers UK revealed that one in seven of the workforce, equating to almost five million…
Businesses need to radically rethink their approaches to supporting the next generation of workers as they grow older, to ensure they maintain a good quality of life and make the most of opportunities presented by longer working lives, according to a new charity report. The Centre for Ageing Better’s report, The State of Ageing in 2019, warned of substantial workplace inequalities which could affect people…