The following sites and organisations provide information and advice about your rights and help with finding opportunities if you have any caring responsibilities. The Government has put in place a ‘Happy to talk flexible working’ strapline which employers can add to their job descriptions to promote flexible working so look out for these when applying for jobs. The Government is aiming to lead by example on this initiative so Government departments could be worth looking into for flexible working opportunities. Universities, larger organisations and the public sector can also sometimes have more flexible working arrangements on offer which could help juggle a career and caring responsibilities.
Carers UK - Website supporting Carers which provides help and advice for careers
Carers UK - starting work or getting back into employment – recognising your skills and advice for approaching the job market
Employers for Carers - website providing advice around supporting Carers at work
Happy to Talk Flexible Working - Information on the ‘Happy to talk flexible working’ strapline for flexible working job adverts. Website is aimed at working families with useful information for carers.
Employment Support for Carers - Government document on employment support for carers. Describes how Government departments will be leading by example.
Carers Support Centre – advice for Carers
Carers Trust – Support for Carers
Information on the 2010 Equality Act for Carers - it is illegal to discriminate against a carer because of their responsibilities as a carer, or because of the individual(s) they care for.