A right to paid carer’s leave – make the case to Government!

3rd July 2020

Millions of people juggle their caring responsibilities with paid work. For working carers, balancing work and care can be a real struggle – being tired, stressed and struggling to manage their own physical and mental health, are very real challenges. They urgently need more support to ensure they can remain in work.

A right to carer’s leave is an issue that Carers UK has campaigned on for a long time. Thanks to them and other organisations in raising this issue, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is currently consulting on a proposal to give employees a week of unpaid carer’s leave each year to provide unpaid care. This is a starting point as Carers UK are continuing to campaign for unpaid leave to be paid and are looking to increase the proposed duration.

Your voice matters so respond to this consultation and let them know your opinion by 3rd August 2020 here: https://beisgovuk.citizenspace.com/lm/carersleave

To access the Carers UK briefing regarding this consultation, please click here

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