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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…
Employers for Carers umbrella member, Help for Carers Croydon, are organising a charity golf day on Saturday 24th March to raise awareness and funds for their work. A key part of their work involves supporting local carers who are juggling work with caring, and promoting the umbrella membership amongst local SMEs and health providers in Croydon. If you are interested in taking part in the…
Service personnel will be able to apply for enhanced flexible working opportunities after the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill became law yesterday. The measures, which achieved Royal Assent on Thursday, will allow some military personnel to serve part-time for defined periods. Consultation within the Armed Forces has found that personnel want more choice over the way they serve when their personal circumstances change, such as…
Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family is reviewed by Chloé Chambraud. She also introduces a project that aims to redress the balance of work and care between men and women. A recent survey from Investors in People found that a third of employees would prefer to work more flexibly than receive…

Join our Carer Passports webinars

Monday, 05 February 2018
Carers UK is running a series of free webinars to enable organisations to learn more about setting up a Carer Passport scheme – whether you are completely new to the idea or are looking to develop an existing scheme. In an employment context, a Carer Passport provides a straightforward way to discuss and document the flexibility and support an employer can give to enable employees…