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At Carers UK we are working closely with employers to help them support carers who are working and who interact with different companies regularly when managing the affairs of those they care for.


Carer Friendly Company Blueprint 

Our Carer Friendly Company Blueprint was developed in close consultation with carers and companies. It aims to provide a set of standards to guide companies on what supportive measures can be put in place to support their customers and employees with caring responsibilities.


The research 

Carers UK carried out in-depth research looking at carers’ experiences when acting on behalf of the person they care for, which explored the main issues that carers experience when acting on their behalf, how they interact with different companies and services, and what they would like to see from companies to help them to manage. This resulted in a detailed report which led to the creation of the blueprint. 


Meeting carers’ needs  

The blueprint goes further than the relationship that companies or organisations have with their customers who are carers. It includes a positive culture that supports and understands caring, best practice to support colleagues who are juggling work and unpaid care and aligned corporate values. 

We hope that the blueprint provides a framework for companies to improve and update their work to support carers. Carers UK will continue work with companies and organisations to develop this blueprint and to encourage positive action to support carers. 

Thank you to British Gas for their support with this work.

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