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New survey on the later stages of caring

20 September 2016

Employers for Carers and Carers UK have launched a new survey to explore the impacts of the later stages of caring – especially when caring comes to an end – on employers and carers in the workplace.


Palwinder motherAn increasing number of people in the UK are combining work with caring for family members or friends who are older, disabled or terminally ill. However, caring still remains a relatively hidden issue in many organisations.

The later stages of caring can mean managing an often very challenging and stressful change of circumstance such as a parent moving into nursing or residential care. It can also mean caring for a partner or family member who is at the end of their life and then, as a carer, coping with bereavement. 

We are carrying out this research to improve our understanding of the key issues and support needs for such employees and practical ways in which employers and other parties can help.

There are two parallel surveys – one for employees, and one for employers. Both surveys close on Tuesday 1 November at 11.59pm.

We will publish the results within the following three months, including recommendations for action and a practical resource for employers completing the survey. 


Employer survey

This survey is for companies and organisations of all sizes in all sectors. It can be completed by a Managing Director, an HR professional or a manager as appropriate.

This survey will take around 10 minutes to complete.

Employer survey


Employee survey

This survey is aimed at people who are:

  • either in the later stages of caring, or have been bereaved (within the last five years); and
  • are currently employed (but not self-employed) or who are of working age and have given up work to care.

This survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. 

Employee survey


Any questions?

If you have any questions about this survey, please get in touch with Employers for Carers.

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