The business case for supporting working carers

Currently 3 million people in the UK juggle paid work with unpaid caring responsibilities – 1 in 9 people in any workforce – and this number is set to increase by nearly half as much again by 2037 due to:

  • An ageing population and more people living longer with disability and long-term health conditions as a result of advances in medical technology
  • An ageing workforce, with fewer young people entering the job market and later retirement ages (including later state pension age
  • Tighter public sector budgets for care and support services which will increase the pressure on families and friends to care
  • More people therefore needing to work and care longer – most people will look after an elderly relative, sick partner or disabled family member at some stage in their lives, the majority during their working lives.

Click below to read the business case for supporting these employees.

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