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One in eight people in the UK (6.5 million) are currently combining paid work with unpaid caring responsibilities. Article from Zara Ross, Chief Executive at Ben. Two thirds of these people work full time, and one third part time. This means that in any organisation employing 100 people, there are likely to be at least 12 carers. By 2037, it is predicted that there will…
Energy and services firm Centrica, (a member of Employers for Carers) employs around 30,000 people in the UK. Of these, roughly one-third are engineers, one-third work in its call centres, and the remaining third are in management and support roles. Its health strategy has evolved considerably since 1812, when it launched as the Gas Light and Coke Company. The nature of the Centrica’s work means…
New research has revealed the mental, physical and professional strain that juggling a job with caring for an elderly relative is having on the UK’s workforce. The ‘Invisible Carers’ research of over 2,000 working carers shows that less than a quarter of those caring for an elderly relative outside of work receive ongoing support from their employer – with a majority finding that support is…
More than a third (39%) of respondents would like more support at work to help them manage care responsibilities for an elderly relative, according to research by Simplyhealth (a member of Employers for Carers). Its Simplyhealth/You Gov everyday health tracker report, which surveyed 1,974 UK adults aged 18 or over, also found that 50% of respondents believe employees who are caring for an elderly relative…