Support in the workplace for carers

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

Address: 17 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET
Tel: 01904 715490
Web: York Carers Centre
Email: enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

Jobcentre Plus

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.

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