Employers for Carers

Become a Carer-friendly employer by accessing FREE support!

SME’s in Knowsley can access FREE support by being part of the Employers for Carers scheme*. Already 1 in 9 in your workforce will be caring for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill. The number of carers in the UK is set to rise from 6 million to 9 million over the next 30 years, meaning the proportion of carers in your workforce is also likely to increase significantly.

With fewer young people entering the job market – and in the current economic climate – there has never been a more important time to focus on the benefits of retaining skilled workers rather than incurring the costs of recruiting and retraining new staff.

Employers need to support working carers. Far from compromising business objectives, research shows that using a flexible working approach achieves impressive business results.

Knowsley Chamber of Commerce are working in collaboration with the Council, who have teamed up with Carers UK to offer employers in our area a comprehensive online solution that consists of:

  • guides for managers and carers
  • e-Learning for inductions and line managers
  • advice and information on the law
  • employer toolkits to help you develop your own carer-friendly practices
  • advice and information on good practice

To create an account and get FREE access to all the support resources click on the link efcdigital.org and create a new account by using your free access code #EFC1938

If you would like to discuss what is available to support your staff and their health and wellbeing, please contact lorna.marshall@knowsleychamber.org.uk to learn about the Working Well programme.

*Businesses of 250+ can still access support from Employment for Carers scheme, but with a subscription charge.