Previous events

One year on from the forum’s launch in January 2009, Employers for Carers (EfC)’s second Networking Event for members, held 2 February 2010, was addressed by Jonathan Shaw MP, the then Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions. The Minister, who had responsibility for carers within DWP, updated members on the Government’s progress on implementing the National Carers Strategy launched in June 2008. He also recognised key issues of concern to employers including the need for flexible, available and affordable external care and support services to support employees to remain in, and return to work. The…
Employers for Carers was delighted to recognise Carers Week 2009 with ‘Equality for Carers’, its first Networking Event for members held on 9 June 2009. Supported by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and hosted at BT Centre in London by Employers for Carers Chair Caroline Waters, speakers included: Trevor Phillips, Chair of EHRC; Janice Shersby from the Government Equalities Office; Dr Michael O'Donnell, Chief Medical Officer, Unum; and Lucy McLynn, the solicitor who represented Sharon Coleman in the recent landmark legal case. Baroness Royall, the then Leader of the House of Lords and Government Spokesperson for Equality, who…