At West Cumbria Carers we fully understand that caring for a sick, disabled or frail loved one, friend or neighbour is not a 9-5 role. We know that factoring in paid employment alongside your caring role can quickly make it a real struggle to juggle your different responsibilities. We want to let working carers know that they are not alone and by raising awareness of their rights, and our services in businesses and organisations, we can have a positive impact on working carers.
Continuing to work whilst caring can help you feel good about yourself and provide you with social interaction outside of your caring role. But staying in work or returning to work might feel like a daunting prospect. If you have recently taken on a caring role or your situations have changed, having an assessment to understand your situation and see what help is available, is vital. Working carers are often those who are long-term and much-valued members of the team who are in their prime employment years.
Within this section of the website you will find information about carer’s rights, benefits, information for working carers and businesses. Each week there is a topic of the week article discussing tips, issues, events relevant to working carers.
Business supporting carers
If you are a business owner, work within the HR department of your organisation or a line manager and you would like to know how you can support your staff and colleagues with their caring needs please get in touch.
If you have any questions, require extra information or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss working and caring please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call our office on: 01900 821 976