In the UK almost 2.5 million people currently have work and caring responsibilities and this figure is expected to double by 2030.
1 in 9 of the workforce in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has unpaid caring responsibilities at any one time.
In a recent study by Carers Trust (Pushed to the Edge Life for Unpaid Carers in the UK Report 2022) 48% of carers reported that they had given up work (or study) due to their caring role and a further 15% had reduced their hours.
As employers, providing employees with the support to manage their unpaid caring alongside their paid work offers benefits to you, them and those they care for.
Through our Carers in Employment initiative, Nottinghamshire Carers Association (NCA) want to work with major employers and SMEs in Nottinghamshire to support them to retain those staff who are at risk of leaving the workforce.
Employers will benefit from free training, resources and ongoing support from NCA. Understanding that a “one size fits all” approach isn’t always feasible, NCA will help to review policies and procedures to enable employers to offer a level of support that is appropriate to their own workplace.
Supporting unpaid carers will not only help skilled, experienced staff members to continue in employment and achieve a realistic work/life balance but also benefits your organisation in:
• Attracting and retaining staff
• Reducing stress
• Reducing recruitment and training costs
• Increasing productivity
• Reducing sick and absenteeism
• Improving service delivery
• Producing cost saving
• Increasing staff morale
• Improving people management
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