There are many positive reasons for a workplace to be more carer aware. Changing demographics and an aging population mean that 3 in 5 of us will be looking after a loved one at some point in our lives. 1 in 7 employees are caring for someone outside of work.

Supporting the carers in your workforce isn’t just good for your employees; it’s good for business. Research shows that supporting staff to effectively juggle their home and work lives and continues in employment holds valuable benefits for the business, including:

  • Better staff retention
  • Reduced absence
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved morale

How we can help

If your organisation or business could benefit from being more carer aware, or you would like to know more about our work, please get in touch with us on 0800 368 8349.

Charities / other organisations

There are many excellent charities and other organisations in Dorset and nationally who will be in contact with people who are carers.

They will be offering invaluable, often specialised, support in a number of ways. If someone is identified as a carer, we also recommend they are signposted to us.

If a carer is already registered with us but would benefit from a conversation about their circumstances or any challenges they are facing relating to their caring role, do make contact with us.

How we can help

Carers registered with us are able to access to free training, befriending and a Dorset Carers Card that offers local discounts.

They can also speak to the Carer Adviser team to talk through a carer’s health and wellbeing and talk over the support that might benefit them.

We are always looking for ways we can work with charities and organisations to better reach and benefit carers. If there is any way you feel we could work together – this could be through an event, a campaign or anything else that could be of benefit to unpaid carers – please contact us on 0800 368 8349.