According to Care UK (2018), 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5 million people) are carers
Work can be a welcome change from caring requirements and be a source of maintaining contact with the world and create a sense of normality. There are times when things will not run smoothly, i.e. a fall, but this does not mean it is not possible to support this through having open discussions to ensure that there is openness in pro-actively managing the situation for all.
Is there a link that could be made in the workplace to voluntary organisations? Could you link carers with other carers in your workplace so that there is active support and sharing of learning and experiences which could be of real benefit to all concerned. Just some things to think of to support carers maintaining some stability in work whilst managing the demands of caring.
Carers contribute hugely to society and by supporting them we are too, so what can you do to help a carer today?
Jane Cadman - Here are my thoughts, observations and insights...