Lincolnshire Carers Employment Project
Over two million people have given up work at some point to care for loved ones and three million have reduced working hours which is a real loss for employers as well as for families. Source, Carers UK Caring and Family Finances Inquiry UK Report 2014
If you are thinking about getting a job, maybe you are considering returning to work after a break, or just want to explore the options available, then we can help you. Carers FIRST are working with carers aged 16 years and over on a one-to-one basis or in small groups to help you get to where you want to be. The support we can provide includes:
- information, advice and guidance to help with improved confidence and self-esteem
- an exploration of individuals readiness for work, identify any barriers you may face.
- C.V. and interview skills workshops
- additional opportunities around education and training
- exploring volunteering as a stepping stone back into employment
Carers who would like to find out more about the support available to them can contact our Carers Hub on: 0300 303 1555
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Working with Employers
Every-One provide practical advice and support tailored to individual businesses around the county, helping them to support unpaid carers in the workplace.
1 in 9 of the workforce are juggling paid employment whilst caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill and without the right support, many unpaid carers may have to reduce their working hours or give up work completely to care. Recognising the needs of carers, businesses can benefit from reduced recruitment and training costs and retaining their experienced staff, whilst reaping the rewards of creating a supportive working environment for carers. Ultimately, it makes business sense to care for carers.
Every-One provide a range of FREE support to help organisations develop and implement ‘carer friendly’ policies and good practice, complemented with a carer awareness training programme for staff and an opportunity to undertake the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award. Undertaking the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award is FREE to organisations in Lincolnshire and FREE Carer Awareness Training sessions are offered to staff. Completion of the quality standards will enable organisations and businesses to achieve the recognised Carers Quality Award which will demonstrate the quality of their services and the support offered to carers as employees, volunteers, service users and customers. You can find out more about the award on Every-One’s website.
Small and Medium Enterprises based in Lincolnshire, will also be invited to become a member of ‘Employers for Carers’, which is FREE under Lincolnshire County Council’s umbrella membership, giving them access to a wide range of resources, tools and e-learning opportunities for both the organisation and employees to access.
Employers for Carers provides practical ‘hands on’ advice and support for employers.
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For an informal discussion on how Every-One can help your business, contact the Carers & Employment Worker Holly Aisthorpe
Tel: 07741 572 197