Managing caring and employment can be challenging, but also very rewarding and beneficial, with the right support in place. Working carers may also have rights to:
- request flexible working
- time off in emergencies
- protection against discrimination or harassment under the Equality Act
- a carers assessment taking into account your wish to work, study or enjoy leisure activities (download factsheets for carers from the York Carers Centre website, including a 'Carers Assessment of Need factsheet').
Employment and caring
You can get advice about employment and being a carer from these organisations:
York Carers Centre
York Carers Centre has an 'employment, education and training advisor' who can give you information about:
- staying in employment or education
- confidence building
- accessing courses with qualifications or for interest
- getting one-to-one support
- developing your employability skills
If you want to do paid work as well as caring, or find work when you stop being a carer, Jobcentre Plus can help with training and improving your skills, even if you don't claim benefits. They can often help with costs while you’re training or going to interviews.