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More than a third (39%) of respondents would like more support at work to help them manage care responsibilities for an elderly relative, according to research by Simplyhealth (a member of Employers for Carers). Its Simplyhealth/You Gov everyday health tracker report, which surveyed 1,974 UK adults aged 18 or over, also found that 50% of respondents believe employees who are caring for an elderly relative…
Although the majority (60 percent) of the UK’s private sector workforce are employed by small businesses; advice and support for employers and individuals in supporting health and wellbeing at work has generally focused on large companies. This is the impetus behind a new campaign launched by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) which focuses on the wellbeing of small business owners and employees. Alongside Public…
According to FlexJobs’ 6th annual survey of more than 5,000 respondents interested in flexible working, 66 percent of workers think they would be more productive telecommuting than working in a traditional office environment. Fewer interruptions from colleagues (76 percent), fewer distractions (76 percent), reduced stress from commuting (70 percent), and minimal office politics (69 percent) are the top reasons people prefer their home office. Only…
From 14th August to 17th September Carers UK is leading the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, with a focus on carers. The Commission was conceived by the late Jo Cox MP to understand and tackle the causes of loneliness. Since her death this work has been taken forward – co-chaired by Rachel Reeves MP and Seema Kennedy MP and with the support of several charities.…