Friday 25 November 2016
Did you know that one in nine working people are also caring for a family member or friend? Many working carers may not be aware that support and advice is available to help them. You can help by getting involved with Carers Rights Day at work.
There are loads of different ways to get involved, and you will know what would work best for your workplace. Here are some ideas!
Raise awareness with an information event
An information event is a great way to raise awareness of caring in your workplace. Whether you decide to do a simple information stand or hold a lunchtime Q&A, we have information and resources to support you.
Sign up by clicking the link below, and tell us about what you have planned. You can order your free Carers Rights Day pack, which includes 20 copies of our Carers Rights Guide 2017 along with other resources to help you promote your event. We'll also keep in touch with email updates full of information and downloadable resources to help you prepare for your event.
Host a Pop the Kettle On
You can also get involved by raising funds for Carers UK with a Pop the Kettle On! It's a great way to bring your workplace together to drink some tea, eat some cake and talk about caring – all while supporting our work to reach more people with vital advice, information and support.
When you sign up we will send you a range of resources to help your organise and promote your event, including copies of our Carers Rights Guide 2017 – which includes fully updated information on your rights at work.
Find out more about supporting working carers
Carers UK's membership service for business, Employers for Carers, provides practical advice and support for employers seeking to develop carer-friendly policies and practice and retain skilled workers.
If you workplace is serious about supporting working carers, why not talk to your HR department about joining Employers for Carers?