Juggling work and caring responsibilities can be challenging, stressful and time-consuming. Carers Northumberland can support you to manage these responsibilities whether you are working full time, part time or self-employed. All carers have rights, and there are options for you to consider that may make balancing working and caring easier, such as:
We can support carers whose circumstances have changed and now wish to find or return to paid employment.
Approximately 1 in 8 adults in the UK have caring responsibilities for someone who is ill, frail or has a disability. Therefore it is likely that a number of your employees will be carers. This means that they are juggling work with what can be a challenging, stressful and time-consuming caring role outside of work and often need some support and understanding from their employer.
Nearly half of carers work alongside caring. Are you one of these?
Do you feel supported by your workplace? Do you have an understanding employer and work colleagues with whom you can be open and honest about how difficult it can be on occasions to combine work and caring?
Posted on Wednesday, 4th April 2018
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