There are currently over three million working carers in the UK. Work is important for well-being, income and to keep social contacts.
Unfortunately the demands of caring can often lead carers to give up work, reduce their hours and limit opportunities to undertake further learning.
There are a number of recent developments which can help carers stay in work or return to work, including flexible working arrangements and financial support for some working carers.
Some useful links:
- General advice and resources for working carers
- Advice for working carers or those wishing to return to work
- Information about money matters for carers
- Information about your rights to flexible working