Carers getting into work

Support in the workplace

BSL Support

As somebody combining a caring role with paid employment you are likely to need support in the workplace, at different times and on a number of different levels.

There are millions of people who combine being a carer with having a job. One of the ways an employer can support carers who are working is by making them aware of their right to work​- flexibly and to seriously consider flexible working. Flexible working is not just about part-time working, it can include:

  • Flexible starting and finishing times or time in lieu arrangements
  • Compressed working hours
  • Annualised working hours
  • Job sharing or part-time employment
  • Working from home
  • Flexible holidays to fit in with alternative care arrangements
  • Purchased leave.