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Employers for Carers is delighted to announce the introduction of our Employers for Carers Wales Hub, which has launched during Carers Week. Backed by Welsh Government, the Wales Hub of Employers for Carers will deliver hands-on advice to employers on how to support the 180,000+ working carers in Wales, many of whom struggle to combine work with caring for friends or family members who are…
A cross Government Carers Action Plan for England has been published (5th June), designed to deliver activity for carers across Government over the next two years, ahead of the forthcoming social care Green Paper. Among the initiatives featured in the Plan are EfC’s development of an employer benchmarking scheme, which is currently being piloted, and the roll out of our umbrella membership model (Chapter 2…
After a record-breaking number of entries, this week Working Families announced the shortlist of employers who are offering outstanding flexible and employee-friendly workplaces. The organisations which have made it through to the shortlist in one or more of the 13 categories in Working Families’ Best Practice Awards was unveiled this week, and we are delighted to see a number of EfC members involved. Commenting on…
Politicians warn too many people currently believe ‘caring and work cannot be combined’. Carers should be entitled to request flexible working from the first day of their employment, a report published today by an influential parliamentary committee has urged. The report from the work and pensions select committee noted that flexibility was crucial in allowing carers to balance their caring responsibilities with workplace demands. Under…
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…