Carers UK have today released a new report, Supporting carers health and wellbeing in the workplace, based on the findings of a survey completed by almost 200 employer organisations.
One in seven employees in the UK is caring for an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend and this number is set to increase; while supporting employees, who are also caring, to remain healthy, resilient and productive is becoming an increasingly significant issue in the workplace.
The aim of our employer insight survey was to improve understanding of current health and wellbeing provision for carers in the workplace, identify examples of good practice and make practical recommendations on how employers and others can better support carer health and wellbeing. This report highlights key recommendations for employers both during and after the coronavirus crisis.
Carers UK and Employers for Carers thank Centrica for their support in the creation of this report and for the inclusion of a case study which shows how they have worked to develop an exemplary carer-friendly workplace and a package of support for colleagues who juggle work with caring for a loved one'
The full report can be read here.
Source: Carers UK