Why supporting carers is important….

Supporting carers in your workforce isn’t just good for your employees; it’s good for your business too.

Research shows that supporting staff to effectively juggle their home, work life and continue in employment, holds valuable benefits for your business, including:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced absence
  • Staff retention
  • Improved morale

Becoming a Working For Carers member could be an important step in identifying carers within your workforce. Not only does it demonstrate your commitment to corporate social responsibility, but also a positive and proactive approach to staff wellbeing, equality and diversity.

Working For Carers


As a part of our drive to help carers remain in, or gain employment, we have partnered with Working for Carers, a not-for-profit initiative, run by a partnership of carer support charities that offers a membership and accreditation scheme for employers.

If you would like to know more about the scheme and how to sign your business up for it, please contact us on 0121 274 0439  or email birmingham@workingforcarers.co.uk

Forward Carers

What Forward Carers can offer….

As well as joining the scheme, Birmingham Carers Hub and our partners can offer your staff who are in a caring role:

  • Carer statutory assessments
  • Access to a range of information
  • Carers Emergency Response Service (CERS)
  • Events and support groups
  • Training
  • Wellbeing and relaxation activities
  • Drop-in sessions with a carer advisor