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Happy Carers Week 2019!

Monday, 10 June 2019
Carers Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and recognise the huge contribution carers make. Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Carers Week 2019 is made possible by Carers UK working together with six other national charities. Together we're asking local communities, organisations and individuals to join us in 'Getting…
By Darren Michel, Assistant Manager – Claims & Medical Underwriting, Generali UK Employee Benefits April has come and gone. And that elusive Social Care Green Paper has been kicked down the road yet again. The provision and funding of care for the elderly represents an ongoing challenge in our ageing society. It’s a challenge that is all too real for the c600 people a day…
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…