Do you provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems? Do you need support to help you in this caring role? Our new Working Carer Passport could help you.
Balancing work and care is challenging, and having open and honest conversations about your caring responsibilities with your manager or colleagues can sometimes be hard. To support our working carers we are introducing a Working Carers Passport from next month.
Caring for someone can happen to anyone of us at any time. It could be a short or long-term commitment, and all carers have certain statutory workplace rights, such as the right to request flexible working.
A Working Carers Passport is a record which identifies when a colleague is a carer and it can help with the provision of support, services or other benefits in response.
There is significant evidence supporting working carers passports and the positive impact they have on staff well-being, engagement, retention and unplanned absence.
If you are a working carer and are interested in getting a passport please contact our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Nikki Hosty Nicola.email@example.com or call 07795 497 362