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Green Paper response

Monday, 13 July 2009
Employers for Carers today welcomed the long awaited Green Paper on care and support and called for the voices of employers to be heard in the national debate it will create. The paper, Shaping the Future of Care Together, recognises the need for a radical overhaul of the care system and for clear national entitlements to a National Care Service. It sets out five options…

Award for Caroline

Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Caroline Waters, Chair of Employers for Carers, and Director of People and Policy at BT Group, has been awarded HR Director of the Year in the HR Excellence Awards 2009. Caroline won this prestigious award from a shortlist of ten Human Resources directors who had been nominated for their groundbreaking work over the past twelve months. At BT she has been a tireless campaigner for…

Carers Week News

Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Employers stand up to be counted in Carers Week - the new Employers for Carers service now covers half a million employees. Employers for Carers, the new membership forum for employers seeking to support the 1 in 7 carers in their workforce, recognised Carers Week 2009 with an 'Equality for Carers' event held at BT Centre in London on Tuesday 9th June. Trevor Phillips, Chair…

Equality Training

Thursday, 07 May 2009
Will you be ready to comply with the Equality Act? The Equality Bill was published on 27 April and will come into force next year. You will need to know the provisions contained in the Bill and what you need to do as an organisation to ensure that you are ready to comply with the Act. Employers for Carers is offering dedicated training on the Equality…

PM on carers' benefits

Thursday, 07 May 2009
On 6 May a delegation of MPs met Prime Minister Gordon Brown to urge him to make improvements to carers’ benefits. Carers UK also attended the meeting and presented carers’ concerns directly to the Prime Minister. The meeting came about as a result of a parliamentary question asked by Hywel Francis MP, who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Carers. He asked the Prime…