The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on caring in all its forms – including the growing number of workers who are caring for older, disabled or ill family members or friends.
Research published by Carers UK with YouGov in Carers Week last year showed that millions more people took on caring responsibilities in a matter of weeks after the outbreak of Covid-19. Strikingly, of the 4.5 million new carers identified, the majority (2.8 million) were also working. This suggests that, in total, as many as 1 in 4 in the UK population and workforce, were caring.
Katherine Wilson, Head of Employment at Carers UK has written an article for CityParents for Carers Week which highlights the problems working carers have been facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, how employers have been able to respond, and some top tips for employers.
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