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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…
The CIPD and University of Sheffield have released research today showing that a quarter of workers with caring responsibilites for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill have considered giving up their job entirely, with many struggling to balance their caring role without employer support. The research found that 30% of working carers had reduced the hours they work because of their caring role…
Government urged to accelerate consultation on extra unpaid leave as pandemic ‘shines a light’ on the pressures of looking after a family member or friend Three in five (60 per cent) working carers had to use their annual leave last year to look after an ill, elderly or disabled family member, partner or friend, research has found. A poll by savings and retirement firm Phoenix…
Employers for Carers are delighted to announce that NHS England and Improvement have launched a dedicated package of support and online resource to all NHS staff, agency and bank workers who have unpaid caring responsibilities, outside of their paid NHS roles. In light of COVID-19, the organisation has brought forward plans it pledged for additional help and support for existing and new staff returning to…
4.5 million additional people caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends since the Covid-19 pandemic Unpaid carers and those not caring just as worried about stress and responsibility of providing care UK public demands better deal for unpaid carers Carers Week charities call on Government to recognise unpaid carers’ efforts and rebuild country’s care and support services New figures released for Carers…