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Carers UK carries out an annual survey of carers to collect evidence on a whole range of issues affecting carers' lives. This year over 7,000 people shared their views and experiences on what life is like for carers in 2017. The report gives an overview of the impact on a number of aspects of carers’ lives including: Their own health How they are coping financially…
One in four unpaid carers has not had a day off in five years, with many people being pushed into mental and physical ill health themselves as a result, a major survey has found. Carers are reaching “breaking point” as they struggle to take even one day off for years at a time, research by Carers UK has found. Seven thousand carers nationwide participated in…
One in five employees assumes their flexible working request will be denied. More than one in five UK private sector workers are too afraid to discuss flexible working with their boss, according to a report from Aviva. Working Lives shows that 21% (or 5.5 million workers nationally) have reservations about asking for flexible working because they assume their request will be denied. A third (34%)…
Employers for Carers member, the Financial Ombudsman Service, has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. The organisation has committed to paying its 3,413 employees at least the voluntary living wage rate of £8.45 an hour, or £9.75 an hour for employees working in London. The new wage rate will apply to both permanent staff and third-party contractors. The living…
More than 600 HR professionals gathered in the London Hilton on Park Lane last night to celebrate those leading the way in the HR profession. Congratulations to Employers for Carers members Transport for London for winning the award for "Best learning and development strategy" and to East Sussex County Council who were highly commended for the "Health and wellbeing" award. See here for a full…