Why don’t you try? : How to overcome the difficulties of being a working carer
Employers can make a range of changes to support people to balance working and caring responsibilities and help them stay and progress in the workforce.
Three of the most common changes people say they would make to balance work and care are working more flexible hours, reducing the number of hours they work, and being able to take time off work to deal with short term issues.
Many parents and carers struggle with having the time to deal with regular but unavoidable responsibilities such as attending medical appointments with the person they care for. The most common way to cope with these without access to paid time out of work is for carers to use their annual leave entitlements, reducing the amount of time they have available to rest & time that is especially important given the stress experienced by carers.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
write down what difficulties you are currently facing as a working carer, Have a discussion with your manager or supervisor about flexible working options, Book an appointment with the bridgit carer coach support team,
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