Previous events

The event launched this years Carers Rights Day, the theme of which is 'Getting help in tough times'. The message from the event was that by supporting carers in managing their finances, providing help and advice about getting a vital benefit or highlighting the employment support which carers are entitled to, we can continue to help families to successfully balance work and caring. The event was hosted by EfC Leadership Group member Sainsbury's and celebrated the role employers play in supporting employees with caring responsibilities. It was attended by over 100 guests including employers, carers' organisations, representatives from the care…
The event launched this years Carers Rights Day, the theme of which is 'Getting help in tough times'. The message from the event was that by supporting carers in managing their finances, providing help and advice about getting a vital benefit or highlighting the employment support which carers are entitled to, we can continue to help families to successfully balance work and caring. The event was hosted by EfC Leadership Group member Sainsbury's and celebrated the role employers play in supporting employees with caring responsibilities. It was attended by over 100 guests including employers, carers' organisations, representatives from the care…
At this landmark summit, business leaders and Government pledged to take joint action to support families to juggle work with caring for ill, frail and disabled loved ones. The summit, the first of its kind to focus on care and employment, was jointly hosted by BT and Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow MP and was attended by business leaders, care providers, care technology developers, local government representatives, and European labour market experts. Alongside evidence from Carers UK on the impact on families' finances and career prospects of giving up work to care, the summit saw evidence from employers, including BT,…
EfC member, London Fire Brigade (LFB), hosted an engaging and well received members’ event on 12 December 2011. The event focused on staff carers' networks including the practicalities of developing and sustaining staff carers’ networks, overcoming the challenges and pitfalls and learning about good practice examples of different models. The event was opened by Jim Robinson, Head of HR Transformation at LFB, and the discussion session on carers’ networks was chaired by Caroline Waters OBE, Director of People and Policy for BT Group and Chair of Employers for Carers. Participants discussed key issues with an expert panel of representatives from…
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Hosted by Leadership Group member Nomura, this lively and well attended event (held 14 June 2011) saw the launch of the first ever research survey on the impacts on employers and employees of caring at a distance. Published by EfC and Carers UK in association with Nomura, the research report, ‘Caring at a Distance: bridging the gap’, outlines the results of the online employer and employee survey together with practical recommendations for action by employers, service providers, Government and other stakeholders. The event also provided an informal networking opportunity for around 80 representatives of employers from the private and public…
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A lively mock tribunal event for EfC members (held 1 March 2011) highlighted key practical issues for employers with regard to carers and the Equality Act. KPMG, an Employers for Carers member, hosted an engaging and informative event for EfC members on the Equality Act on 1 March 2011 at its headquarters in London. The event featured a mock tribunal highlighting a workplace carer’s scenario, followed by an informal questions and discussion session. EfC was very grateful to Lucy McLynn, Partner, Employment Department, Bates Wells & Braithwaite LLP (the solicitor who represented Sharon Coleman) who played a key role in…
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The Metropolitan Police, a Leadership Group member of Employers for Carers, hosted a very successful and well received Networking Event for members on 14 October 2010 at its headquarters in London. Members were joined by two government ministers - Edward Davey MP, Minister for Employment Relations at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Maria Miller MP, Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions. Maria Miller, who has responsibility for carers within DWP, recognised key issues of concern to employers, including the need for accessible employment, welfare and wider support services, to enable employees…
PwC, a Leadership Group member of Employers for Carers, hosted a very engaging and well received members' breakfast event on 13 July 2010 at its headquarters in London. This event focused on a key practical issue that EfC members have identified as one of their priorities for support from the forum – the practicalities of developing and sustaining staff carers' networks, overcoming the challenges and pitfalls and learning about good practice examples of different models. The event was opened by Sarah Churchman, Director of Diversity at PwC, and the discussion session on carers' networks was chaired by Caroline Waters OBE,…