The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 received Royal Assent in May 2023. On 11 December 2023, the draft regulations for the Act were laid in Parliament, and confirmed that the legislation will come into force from 6 April 2024, by which time you need to be prepared to deliver changes to the way you offer support to all unpaid carers in your workforce.
Carers UK will be providing a stand-alone set of resources to support employers with the implementation of the Carer’s Leave Act.
What will Carers UK do to support your organisation?
Carers UK is producing a standalone, paid for set of resources to support employers with the implementation of the Carer’s Leave Act. Developed with the expert knowledge of our in-house team, this support package will get you ready and prepared for supporting carers in your workforce.
The draft regulations still need to be passed by Parliament and the stand-alone resource will be available once the final regulations have been published. The resource will consist of three elements:
A detailed implementation guide which will include the key provisions of the Carer’s Leave Act, practical pointers on applying the new legislation and FAQs. This will cover:
- Why? Context setting, including latest stats on working carers and the business case for supporting and retaining them
- What? Key provisions of the Act (including FAQs)
- How? Practical pointers on implementing the new law. (What employers need to be thinking about, good practice points and recommendations on next steps)
- What works? Good practice examples, including how carer’s leave can complement wider support and flexibilities in the workplace.
An online training session for your organisation, tailored to your sector and your audience. This will include:
- The business case for supporting working carers
- Identifying carers and promoting caring issues in the workplace
- The content of the Act
- Good practice examples.
Training slide deck
A PowerPoint slide deck covering key training points for you to roll out to your managers. This will cover the key provisions of the Act and practical tips for line managers.
What does it cost?
The Carer's Leave Act support package is available to pre-order for a one-off fee of £1,250 + VAT, which includes our detailed implementation guide, online training session and the PowerPoint training slide deck. (The stand-alone resource will be available once the final Carer’s Leave Act Regulations have been published.)
For a limited time we will be offering a 10% discount for these resources. To claim this offer you will need to enter the code CLA10OFF at the checkout.
These resources will be provided free for Employers for Carers member organisations.
The support package will be available to our Employers for Carers (EfC) members for free as part of their membership. EfC is the UK’s leading business forum for organisations looking to support their working carers and now has over 230 members, with 2.9 million employees covered by member organisations. If you would like to find out more about EfC and how it could benefit your organisation, please visit the website.
Preparing for the Act guide
Read our helpful booklet for more information on what the new law will mean for employers and why it is good practice to support carers in the workplace.
How do I pre-order the support package?
To pre-order the Carer's Leave Act support package, simply choose how you would like to pay and click on the corresponding button below. Don't forget that for a limited time we will be offering a 10% discount for these resources so be sure to enter the code CLA10OFF at the checkout and take advantage of this promotion.
After the final Carer’s Leave Act Regulations have been published we will contact you with details of how you can access the resources.