Session 4: Supporting carers in the workforce


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Figure 4.1

Carers and carers’ organisations tell us that there are different reasons why carers choose to return to work. A change in circumstances may mean that the time is now right for them to think about returning to work.

This could involve building on the knowledge and skills they have gained from caring to pursue care-related employment, such as health, social care or social work. They may return to their previous career, or their skills could be transferable to a completely different career.

This session draws on the experiences of individual carers to illustrate their motivations for returning to work, and how the skills they have gained are transferable to different roles. It will also explore the support available to carers returning to work, and specifically how you can support carers in your workforce.

Learning outcomes