Why don’t you try? : How to manage at work while also being a carer
It’s a good idea to check your employer’s policies for supporting carers.
Find out what support and/or policies your employer has by checking your contract, staff handbook or intranet.
You can also speak to your line manager, the personnel department in your organisation, or your trade union.
You do not have to tell your employer about your caring responsibilities, but you might find that if you inform your manager or personnel officer about your situation they can help you manage your two roles.
For example, you may be able to use leave arrangements, paid or unpaid, at the discretion of your employer to cover intensive periods of care.
It may also help to discuss your situation with someone whom you can trust at work. You may find that other colleagues are also carers, and that together you are more able to talk to your employer about how they can support you.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
write down what difficulties you are currently facing as a working carer, Speak to your employer about what carers support they currently provide , Have a discussion with your manager or supervisor about flexible working options, Find out about your workplace’s flexible working policy, Ask for other members of your family for support, Download the Jointly App to communicate with your family and friends about your loved ones care,
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