Employers and Informal Carers: why supporting new and existing carers in your workforce is more important than ever

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The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is pleased to invite you to join this free online event for employers.

The ability to support and retain informal carers in the workplace is increasingly important for UK business. Employers are needing to understand the issues faced by staff with caring responsibilities and support them, in order to retain them in the workforce and maintain their well-being and productivity.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, many existing carers will need to adapt the way they balance work and caring, and other employees will be taking on new caring responsibilities, many becoming carers for the first time.

Join us on 21 July 2020, 8.30-9.30am, for this online breakfast webinar, and hear from our highly respected guest speakers:

 Mary Bright

Mary is specialist policy advisor to the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers, and specialist adviser to the Women and Equalities Select Committee. She has worked extensively with business, 3rd sector and policy makers on issues relating to our Ageing Society.

Katherine Wilson

Katherine is Head of Employers for Carers at Carers UK. Employers for Carers provides practical service to employers seeking to support the 1 in 7 people in their workforce who are caring for older, disabled or seriously ill family and friends.

If you would like to take part in this free webinar please book your place here https://employersandcarerswebinar.eventbrite.co.uk and you’ll receive details of the Zoom meeting in the event confirmation.

Please note that this session will be recorded.