Managing caring and employment responsibilities can be challenging, but also very rewarding, 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 2010
- a carer's 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 the following 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.