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The Top Employers for Working Families Award winners are unveiled. Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards showcase flexible and family friendly workplaces across the UK This year’s winners are seeking to embed flexibility for all employees, and tackling gendered and traditional ideas about work Winners reflect a range of sectors and sizes: flexibility is possible in any workplace Sarah Jackson OBE, chief executive of…
By Sally Hulston, an employment partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard. An ageing population and the fact that we are all working for longer means that more people are likely to become working carers than ever before. This includes a growing sandwich generation tasked with juggling the care of both children and elderly relatives. Increasingly, employers are offering varying degrees of specialised eldercare support, which…
The UK has weathered a long period of austerity, governed by a Conservative party that believes in personal responsibility and minimal state intervention. Accordingly, the burden is increasingly falling on individuals when it comes to looking after their ageing parents. Ben Black, director at My Family Care, says: “There are more and more people with elderly parents to worry about. If [a person] becomes dependent,…
Carers UK carries out an annual survey of carers to collect evidence on a whole range of issues affecting carers' lives. This year over 7,000 people shared their views and experiences on what life is like for carers in 2017. The report gives an overview of the impact on a number of aspects of carers’ lives including: Their own health How they are coping financially…
One in four unpaid carers has not had a day off in five years, with many people being pushed into mental and physical ill health themselves as a result, a major survey has found. Carers are reaching “breaking point” as they struggle to take even one day off for years at a time, research by Carers UK has found. Seven thousand carers nationwide participated in…