Support in the workplace
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.