Pledge your commitment to supporting carers in Leeds. Recognise employees that are working carers. Listen to what carers have to say. Explore the work that Carers Leeds provides. Together we can make Leeds the best city for carers!
Calling all Professionals
The Leeds Commitment to Carers asks organisations, businesses and services in Leeds to commit to identifying carers, and connect carers to the help and support available, and to truly support and value all that carers contribute to life in our city.
Are you an Employer in Leeds?
Did you know 1 in 9 members of your workforce are likely to be caring for a loved one with ill-health or disability? There is evidence that working carers who are not supported have higher levels of stress, higher levels of sickness and lower productivity and output.
What to Expect on the Day
- Registration including Social Media Activity and welcome from carers
- Welcome from Carers Leeds CEO Val Hewison
- Number Crunching: Lets talk Facts and Figures
- The 24hr Carer Experience
- Introducing The Leeds Commitment to Carers
- Meet the Carers Leeds Team – PechaKucha style!
- Employers Supporting Your Working Carers
- Networking Lunch to Pledge Your Commitment
Carers Leeds would like to invite a member of your organisation to the 2017 Carers Rights Day.
This event is free to attend and a light lunch will be provided. Booking is essential for all attendees.
Find out more:
- Who are Carers?
72,000 people in Leeds provide unpaid care for a relative, neighbour or friend who could not manage without their help because of physical or mental ill-health, disability, sensory impairment or substance misuse.
- The Leeds Commitment to Carers
Leeds has a bold ambition to be the best city for health and wellbeing in the UK. Unpaid family carers are crucial both to our communities and to the sustainability of health and social care in Leeds. If we are to be the best city for health and well-being, we need to be the best city for carers!
That means being the best at identifying carers, the best at recognising and valuing the contribution that carers make, the best at promoting carers own health and well-being and the best at supporting working carers.
By taking action to demonstrate your own commitment you are taking a positive step in making Leeds the best city for carers.
- Working with Employers to Support Working Carers
A working carer is someone who has caring responsibilities, but is also in paid employment. Nearly one in eight workers in the UK is a carer, and one in five carers gives up employment to care.
Carers Leeds is working with local employers to provide a rigorous and consistent approach to supporting working carers in the city. This Leeds Working Carers Employers Community can share and develop good employer practice across the city.
Find out more about the legal and statutory provision available for carers, our comprehensive Employers Toolkit, in house training for employers on the needs of carers and tools to support them as well as in house “surgeries” for working carers, delivered by our Carer Support Workers.