When you take on a caring role, or if your caring responsibilities change, you might need to explore options and make decisions around your work and employment – for example whether to give up your job or to remain. Did you know that many employers offer support for carers at work? You might not have been aware of this, and you could also ask for flexible working. We will help you understand your rights as a working carer and have your voice heard.
For full information about what flexible working is and how to apply for it, take a look at this article on the Carers Trust website.
You may also want to check out this website resource developed specifically for carers in work.
There are many benefits you can claim even if you are working. You also need to think about balancing working, your caring role and your own wellbeing. We can advise you both on benefits entitlement, and making sure you look after yourself.
If you’re looking to take on a new role, you might be thinking about doing some training to update your skills or volunteering to gain some experience, and of course caring helps you develop a lot of skills that employers will really value and look for.
We can provide you with support and advice with any aspects of work and employment, tailored to your individual circumstances. Just get in touch with us.