Informal carers

Flexible workplaces are essential to informal carers.
More and more employees are informally caring for elderly parents and family members – and the number is increasing. Supporting and retaining carers in the workplace is increasingly important for UK business.

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Peer learning forum: Remote Working and Childcare

Acas has advised that employers and employees should be practical, flexible, and sensitive to each other’s situation when working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers who furlough need to address the impact on women returning to work and consider the challenges they face when working at home.

The Lens on what the future of work looks like, returning to work after a break and workforces reflecting your customer base


Employers need to do more to ensure that carers can stay in work

Case Studies

Equal Lives with Centrica: paid carers’ leave, with a signature policy of a month’s carers leave