LRD Booklets April 2007

Carers in the workplace - a guide to negotiating flexible working and leave

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Introduction (921 words)

There are around six million carers - people responsible for the care and support of disabled, elderly or sick partners, relatives or friends, as ...

1. Working carers in the UK (2129 words)

When considering the needs of working carers or negotiating arrangements for them with employers, the first step is to establish what is meant by ...

2. Carers and the law (3160 words)

From April 2007, the Work and Families Act 2006 has - through the Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 - given ...

3. Why have a carer policy? (1307 words)

One-fifth of carers give up work to fulfil their caring responsibilities, very often because their employer is too inflexible about their working arrangements. This ...

4. What to include in a carer policy (1776 words)

From the point of view of legal rights, the law defines a "carer" as: ...

5. Workplace policies (5162 words)

Employers for Carers (EFC), a partnership of major employers aiming to help workers with caring responsibilities, has designed an online assessment tool to judge ...

Further information (258 words)

Carers UK. Tel: 020 7490 8818. Helpline: 0808 808 7777. E-mail: info@carersuk.com. Web: www.carersuk.org ...