Updated to include a reference to our good practice guide on supporting carers.
Lockdown has brought many challenges for employers and employees alike - not least those who have had to juggle their day-to-day work with home schooling a child or caring for another dependant. Graham Brown takes a look at ways in which employers can help support working carers and parents.
Research by Carers UK has shown that employers are seeing the health, wellbeing and productivity of their workforces adversely impacted by a shortage of support from social care services.
The Government is seeking views on proposals to give employees who are carers one week of leave to care for a family member or other dependant with health needs.
A model letter to respond to an employee's request for time off for foster carer duties.
A model HR policy outlining an organisation's approach to supporting foster carers, which deals with notification requirements, time off to care for new foster children, time off for dependants, parental leave, adoption leave and flexible working.
Latest XpertHR research explores how employers support employees with caring responsibilities, including how they deal handle requests for flexible working and leave.
Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to engage employees who are carers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to carers.
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