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Employers invited to support their working carers

by Craig Martin on 29 February, 2020

A scheme is being offered to organisations to help employers support members of their workforce who are also unpaid carers.

Durham County Council’s Employers for Carers scheme is an umbrella partnership with Darlington Borough Council and Carers UK to ensure small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are well-equipped with the tools to support their employees who are also carers.

The free service gives employers in the area a comprehensive online solution to support employees who provide unpaid care for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Offered in the scheme is guidance for managers and unpaid carers, e-learning for inductions and line managers, information on the law, and advice on developing good, carer-friendly practices.

This month, local SMEs were invited to an event to learn more about Employers for Carers and how their organisation could benefit from support through the scheme.

Invitations are open for SMEs to sign up for the Employers for Carers scheme.

Organisations in County Durham and Darlington can email Jenni.Wood@dccarers.org or telephone 0300 005 1213

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