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Today (2nd February) the Government has published a new strategy to encourage businesses to retain, retrain and recruit older workers. Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach sets out the case for action and what the employers and the Government can do to support older workers including those who are juggling work and care or seeking to return to the labour market after time away to…
Responding to the Care Minister, David Mowat MP’s, comments to Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care funding, Chief Executive of Carers UK, Heléna Herklots, CBE, said: “Most care in this country is provided by families and friends. This has always been the case and always will be. 6.5 million people in the UK are caring, unpaid for an older, disabled or…
Written by Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK The Government launched its new draft Industrial Strategy this week and, at first sight, it might seem strange to suggest that social care should be part of it. Where does social care fit in a strategy that talks about aerospace, oil and gas, engineering, transport and the like? But both as an industry itself, and as…
Research published by Jelf Employee Benefits highlights a gulf in employer knowledge and Government support regarding workers that also double as carers in their non-work time. Over 350 employers from across England and Wales took part in the survey, which found that almost nine in 10 employers (89%) wanted greater emphasis and encouragement from Government towards the provision of “carer” employee benefits. The comprehensive result…
A cross-party group of MPs is calling on the government and employers to do more to help women enter and re-enter the workforce. Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women and Work (APPG) have released a report entitled Women Returners, which makes a series of recommendations. The APPG’s inquiry, which was launched by Flick Drummond MP and Jess Phillips MP at the beginning…