Worcestershire County Council becomes an Accredited ‘Employer for Carers’
The accreditation is a national scheme from Carers UK that recognises employers that support staff with caring responsibilities.
Worcestershire County Council invests funding in a range of services to support carers, including a carers hub, which provides information, advice and support for carers at each stage of the caring journey.
Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care said: “As one of Worcestershire’s largest employers, we want to ensure that our staff who have caring responsibilities, get appropriate support when required. Our aim to sustain carers in their caring roles where appropriate and help ease some of the pressure they face.
“Becoming an accredited employer means we are able to appropriately support carers throughout the organisation to improve staff morale, retention and increase productivity.”
Worcestershire Association of Carers and YSS deliver support for adult and young carers respectively. This also includes support to carers when their loved one is at the end of their life.
It is estimated that three in five people will end up looking after a loved one at some point in their lives.