Carers getting into work

BSL Support

As a carer you may have been unable to work due to your caring role.

If you want to start, return or stay in work you can be supported to combine both caring and working together.

When you start thinking about getting into work, write down:

  • The skills and knowledge you have gained from any paid or voluntary work you did
  • The different skills and responsibilities you have in your caring role
  • Your interests and experience that can help towards finding work.

You are likely to have many transferable skills that you have gained from your caring role such as:

  • Budgeting
  • Problem solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Communications
  • Social skills.

The skills and responsibilities you have in your caring role are transferable to a wide range of job roles in health and social care.

There are organisations and services that can support you to find suitable work. Some of these organisations can offer training to help build your confidence and to prepare you for work.

For a list of organisations that provide employment support services in Newham, click on the directory link below and enter your postcode:

Employment support in Newham