Tags: Carers

Dementia costs UK businesses £1.6 billion per year

A new Cebr report for Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative, published today, finds that dementia caring obligations cost English businesses £1.6 billion a year. 50,000 carers in 2014 will have quit their job due to caring responsibilities, and a further 66,000 will have to make adjustments at work, according to research endorsed by the UK government. But businesses are showing…

Gender gap bites back – more men needed for caring profession

A staggering 40 per cent of the projected increase in England’s working age population will need to enter the care profession to tackle a staffing timebomb. If current trends continue, England could face a shortfall of 718,000 care workers by 2025, and an unprecedented number of men are needed to bridge the gap. A new study…

60% of Over-50s have to juggle caring responsibilities with their jobs

With two in five women over the age of 50 also the mothers of school-age children, the TUC is urging employers to be more sympathetic to requests for flexible working and annual leave from older members of staff – especially during the school holidays. The TUC survey of older workers – conducted as part of…