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Many carers worry about their ability to continue to do their job for their employer, about the impact which caring has on them on a daily basis and on their career prospects. Many have had to leave work altogether because of their caring role, with some being forced to choose between work and caring – and choosing to care for a parent to ensure that…
Insurance organisation, and Employers for Carers member, Aviva has introduced a carers policy and enhanced its bereavement leave benefit for its 16,000 UK-based employees. The carers policy, which became effective on 2 October 2017, enables full-time employees who have caring responsibilities to take up to 35 hours of paid leave per holiday year for planned events, such as to attend hospital appointments. The policy also…
One in eight people in the UK (6.5 million) are currently combining paid work with unpaid caring responsibilities. Article from Zara Ross, Chief Executive at Ben. Two thirds of these people work full time, and one third part time. This means that in any organisation employing 100 people, there are likely to be at least 12 carers. By 2037, it is predicted that there will…
Energy and services firm Centrica, (a member of Employers for Carers) employs around 30,000 people in the UK. Of these, roughly one-third are engineers, one-third work in its call centres, and the remaining third are in management and support roles. Its health strategy has evolved considerably since 1812, when it launched as the Gas Light and Coke Company. The nature of the Centrica’s work means…
New research has revealed the mental, physical and professional strain that juggling a job with caring for an elderly relative is having on the UK’s workforce. The ‘Invisible Carers’ research of over 2,000 working carers shows that less than a quarter of those caring for an elderly relative outside of work receive ongoing support from their employer – with a majority finding that support is…