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Distance caring research and toolkit

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Following the first ever employer/employee survey on distance caring by Employers for Carers (EfC) and Carers UK, launched in association with Nomura in June, EfC has published a short toolkit (October 2011) for employers including tips on things that employers can do to identify and support employees who are caring at a distance. The toolkit is available on the Members' section of this website (see…
The Employers for Carers Leadership Group has submitted a response (on behalf of the Leadership Group) to the recent Government consultation on Modern Workplaces. The Group's response focusses on the consultation document's proposals to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees. The Group supports the proposed extension (as many of its members already offer the right to request to all employees) and…
A number of key employment law changes take effect this month (from 1 October) including: Agency Workers Regulations: From 1 October 2011, agency workers who work in the same role with the same hirer for 12 continuous calendar weeks will be entitled to the same basic employment and working conditions as employees in comparable roles. The regulations, which implement the 2008 EU Temporary Agency Workers…

Top Employers for Working Families

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Seven member organisations of Employers for Carers were among the winners of the 2011 Top Employers for Working Families Awards. Organised by work-life balance charity Working Families and validated by the Institute for Employment Studies, the awards recognise organisations which implement the best family-friendly policies. EfC member organisations featured prominently in this year’s Awards: The Top 10 Employers for Working Families included EfC members Centrica,…

The Dilnot Commission and carers

Friday, 05 August 2011
The Report of the Dilnot Commission was warmly welcomed across the social care sector. The Care & Support Alliance, 51 national charities representing older and disabled people, those with long-term conditions and their families, has particularly welcomed the Commission’s call for additional funding for social care, a cap to protect against catastrophic care costs and proposals for supporting working age disabled people. The Alliance has…