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The State of Caring Survey 2019 remains open until 24 May. Please share your caring experiences with us. The survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers and last year was completed by over 7,000 carers. We hope you will join us by completing the survey and/or sharing it with carers in both your personal and professional networks, such…
Multinational energy and services organisation Centrica has announced that it will be amending its carers policy, giving employees with caring responsibilities access to 10 days of dedicated paid leave. The new policy, which will come into effect on 1 June 2019, includes 10 days of paid carers leave, in addition to the ability to take a further 10 days, if each one is matched by…
The rise of flexible working is nothing short of a modern phenomenon. Technology – namely smartphones, laptops and 4G connectivity – has transformed today’s average workplace by enabling greater mobility and flexibility than ever before. The days of shackling employees to a single desk between the hours of 9am and 5pm appear to be numbered, and for good reason. Many experts agree that working flexibly…
Employers for Carers says: this is an interesting article about the benefits of accreditation schemes, which chimes nicely with the recent launch of our Carer Confident accreditation scheme - you can read about the scheme here. Top Employers? Living Wage Foundation? B Corp? These days there are so many different certifications that employers can choose from and it can be difficult to select the right…

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…