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A quarter of people aged 55 or over with a health condition are considering leaving work, suggesting that employers are not providing enough support for them. According to the Centre for Ageing Better, an EfC member, two in five people with a health condition have not received any support at work. Its research, published in its Health warning for employers: supporting older workers with health…

State of Caring 2018

Friday, 20 April 2018
Each year Carers UK runs the State of Caring Survey to help us show the reality of what it means to care for a family member or friend. We need your help to give us the evidence to support our campaigns and give us a real-time picture of what it’s like to be a carer in 2018. This is the most extensive survey into carers'…
It seems intuitive that a happier, more engaged workforce will result in a more effective workplace – and now we have stats to prove it. A satisfied workforce does result in greater business performance, according to a study from University of East Anglia’s Norwich Business School. The research, ‘Employee Satisfaction and Corporate Performance in the UK’, analysed 35,231 employee ratings from Glassdoor for 164 large…
Are you a Working Families' Best Practice Employer? The unique business awards are now open for entries and we are delighted that this year we have teamed up with Working Families to sponsor the Best for Carers and Eldercare award. Working Families will be looking for organisations who are building an outstanding flexible and employee-friendly working culture for all and entrants for this category will…
The government has announced a £1.5m fund to help private sector companies assist individuals who want to return to work following a career break of at least a year – but has warned organisations that they must also invest in long-term sustainable programmes to tackle the gender pay gap. The Returners Fund, spearheaded by the minister for women and equalities, will be available in grant…