Employers need to commit to flexible working for carers, says report

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 28 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5320
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

Government agencies and businesses in the United Kingdom should implement new measures to give carers greater support to remain in work, a new report has concluded.

The Supporting Working Carers report, produced by the government, major employers, and charity organisation Carers UK, found that many carers struggle to combine work and care. It called for a range of actions to bolster support, including a renewed commitment from employers to actively promote flexible working within their own organisations and to other businesses.1

The report, which collected evidence from more than 200 employers, urged businesses to adapt their policies and procedures to deal with the UK’s growing care …

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