Managing caring at a distance?

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Carers Week 2011 research survey, April 2011 - watch this space!


The first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance has launched today (14 April 2011).


Employers for Carers (www.employersforcarers.org), in association with leading global investment bank, Nomura (www.nomura.com), is conducting the first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance. The survey has launched today (14 April 2011) and aims to identify practical ways in which you, as employers in conjunction with external support services can best support your ‘at distance’ carer employees.

  • ‘Managing caring at a distance’ refers to supporting/caring unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled relative, partner or friend who may be living in another part of the town, region, country or the world


Why does this matter right now?

With our ageing population and workforce – and increasing mobility through employment - managing caring at a distance is moving centre stage as a business issue.


What are we asking you to do?

To participate in a short online employer survey and to encourage your workforce to take a parallel anonymous employee survey.


What will happen next?

  1. We will be publishing the survey results, including practical recommendations for action, at an event hosted by Nomura in London during National Carers Week on 14 June 2011.
  2. We are offering employers participating in the survey a free place at this event. Further details are available from Employers for Carers on 020 7378 4956, employers@carersuk.org, www.employersforcarers.org


Thank you for your help, we value your participation in this important new piece of research. The link to the surveys are here:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/employers-survey-efc Employer Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/employees-survey-efc Employee Survey