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Caring4EldersUK trainers go North to support workplace carers

Caring4EldersUK trainers go North to support workplace carers

 

With 1 in 8 carers in paid employment and 1 in 6 carers likely to give up work or reduce their hours because of the stresses and strains of balancing work life and caring, many employers are recognising the benefit of providing workplace support sessions for staff affected by this issue.  With an aging population the number of people in work who also support elderly relatives is set to rise.  For many carers, this changing role emerges without warning and has an impact on family and work life. Recognising and responding to the needs of carers enables employers to retain staff and provide a supportive working environment.  Employees benefit from opportunities to share experience and develop skills in planning ahead to avoid crises.  Employers benefit from supporting staff wellbeing, increasing resilience and productivity.  Caring4EldersUK provides specialist workplace support sessions for staff who also care for elderly relatives.  Working with international project management and construction firm Arup Ltd a programme was designed and delivered across their offices in northern England, with further sessions planned for Arup’s Scotland offices.  Caring4EldersUK welcomes Suffolk Chamber’s lead in championing workplace wellbeing and looks forward to the Improving Workplace Health summit on 1 November 2019

 

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We provide bespoke, workplace workshops for employees who have caring responsibilities. Working with employers, we identify and engage with carers, often as part of a company wellbeing programme, helping to retain, support and motivate experienced and valued staff.