Login to your Carer Friendly Workplace Account


Become a certified Carer Friendly Employer

The Carer Friendly Employer Commitment Mark certifies employers who offer outstanding support to their staff who balance work and a caring role. You can apply direct or we can work with you to develop Carer Friendly practices that improve retention, reduce absence and increase productivity of your employees who balance work and care.

Is your workplace Carer Friendly?

Did you know, on average in the UK 1 in 7 workers also provides unpaid care for a loved-one? Without support, 600 employees quit work each day due to the challenges of juggling work and care. With the average age of taking on caring responsibilities 45 – 64 years, it’s likely these are some of your most valued and senior staff. Being Carer Friendly makes great business sense.  

The Carer Friendly Employer Commitment Mark can help you create a Carer Friendly workplace that empowers staff to balance work and care, helping you retain your best staff. Already proud of your support for Working Carers? The Commitment Mark certification will independently verify your Carer Friendly Employer status.  

Become a certified Carer Friendly Employer 

Become a certified Carer Friendly Employer with the Carer Friendly Employer Commitment Mark, a set of five Carer Friendly standards suitable for any organisation in any sector to implement.

Our straight-forward toolkits and guidance helps you to understand your workforce and supports you to put into place achievable Carer Friendly practices that make a real difference to your staff and your business.

The Commitment Mark certification is awarded to organisations who achieve or evidence they are working towards the five standards. 

The Commitment Mark is part of our Carer Friendly Communities scheme, the only trademarked Carer Friendly recognition programme. We only award Carer Friendly status to organisations that we have independently reviewed.  


Carer Friendly Application fees 

£500 + VAT0-10 employees
£1000 + VAT10 – 50 employees
£2000 + VAT50+ employees 

Subsequent years charged at 50% application fee. Not-for-profits and micro businesses, contact us to discuss reduced fees. 

Achieving the Commitment Mark will certify you as an outstanding business who supports your Working Carers. Apply today and get access to a wide range of resources including:

Carer Friendly Employer Benefits:

  • Improved retention of experienced staff 
  • Reduced absenteeism 
  • Improved staff wellbeing 
  • Increased diversity and inclusion  
  • Competitive advantage in recruitment 
  • Greater social value 

What’s included in the Commitment Mark package

  • Carer Friendly Employer Guide & Action plan 
  • Access to the Carer Friendly Employer Network 
  • Advertising and promotion in our Carer Friendly Employer Directory 
  • Certification pack, containing certificate, social media banners and window stickers 
  • Access to the Carer Friendly Employer Business Awards 
  • Free HR Health Check 

To receive this accreditation reaffirms our commitment, as we work towards being a more inclusive organisation.

Mark Garrick, Director of Strategy and Quality Development, UHB NHS Foundation Trust

Carer Friendly Workplace Training

Find out about our Carer Champion training and corporate in-house training below

Join our FREE online discovery sessions    

Join our 30-minute interactive discovery session where we’ll cover the business case for Carer Friendly workplaces, share top tips and easy wins to help working Carers thrive through our Workplace training offers, and show you how you can gain your Carer Friendly Commitment Mark, certifying you as a Carer Friendly Employer. 

Carer Friendly Community Members

These stand-out organisations have certified as Carer Friendly Employers by our independent panel of Carer Ambassadors. The Carer Friendly businesses listed have provided an offer, discount or service for the Carers in their community