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Our Head of Employment, Katherine Wilson, spoke to Working Mums about the rising number of people juggling work and caring and what employers can do to support them. Most employers will have employees who are juggling work and caring for a loved one. In fact, research published last month by Carers UK revealed that one in seven of the workforce, equating to almost five million…
Businesses need to radically rethink their approaches to supporting the next generation of workers as they grow older, to ensure they maintain a good quality of life and make the most of opportunities presented by longer working lives, according to a new charity report. The Centre for Ageing Better’s report, The State of Ageing in 2019, warned of substantial workplace inequalities which could affect people…
EfC member, The Centre for Ageing Better, is working for change. Not just to help people enjoy a better quality of life in their later years, but also to support its employees with caring responsibilities. As Sharon Daley, Director of Operations and Finance, explains: “We’re an ageing population and more people have caring responsibilities. That needs supporting from employers. As an organisation, we aim to…
Supporting carers in the workforce contributes to better financial stability for the carer and improved productivity for the employer, writes Helen Walker, chief executive of Carers UK, and the voluntary sector should be leading the way Juggling work and caring unpaid for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill can be a challenging balancing act – it’s a lot to handle but…
In the UK unpaid carers can request flexible working hours, time off and leave for care, but paid leave is subject to negotiation between employers and employees, rather than a guaranteed right. Carers UK is urging the Government to improve rights for people juggling work and care by introducing a new right of five to 10 days paid care leave, as well as a period…