Advice for employers

  1. People may not identify themselves as carers. Use questions such as ‘Do you look after someone who can’t manage without your help?’ rather than ‘Are you a carer?’
  2. Publicise your activity and give carers plenty of notice. This might involve contacting your local newspaper or trade press or putting up posters in work.
  3. Follow up on your activity by telling staff that it took place and who was involved. This will raise awareness among employees and managers who couldn’t attend.

Resources

Your Rights in Work factsheet: learn about your statutory rights in work.
Looking after someone guide : Carers UK's guide for anyone caring for someone.
Upfront: Carers UK’s personalised online guide to caring.

Employers for Carers: https://www.employersforcarers.org/about-us/who-we-are

See download of Employers for Carers Guide here

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