In the UK 3 million of us juggle paid work with caring responsibilities. One in six people give up work to care – a real loss to both employees and families.*

*Source: ‘Caring At A Distance’ Nomura/Carers UK 2011

Benefits for employees

A simple safety net to feel that a dependent is well, reducing pressure, anxiety and stress

An increased sense of flexibility makes employees more able to stay in their role

Longer term confidence to maintain flexibility opens more career development possibilities

Benefits for employer

Reduced loss of valued employees who feel unabel to balance their work and caring responsibilities

Employees have an increased sense of flexibility, decreasing absenteeism

Helps to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to this growing social problem

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