ACP is a dynamic community-based organisation delivering a wide range of advice, guidance, training, personal development and educational services to those facing a range of personal, social, welfare and employment challenges. We support carers to ensure that wellbeing needs of the carer and the cared for are being met.
Why Supporting carers is important…
- 3 in 5 of us will end up becoming a carer at some point in our lives
- 1 in 8 workers is a carer
- 70% of carers have quit work or reduced their hours
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 and work lives allows them to continue in employment, which holds valuable benefits for your business, including:
- Increased productivity
- Reduced absence
- Staff retention / improved morale
The number of carers in our community is rising. Prepare you company for the needs of a changing workforce today!
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.
Join our network of accredited carer friendly employers and enjoy exclusive perks for your organisation…
- Employer charter to demonstrate your commitment
- Access to our online library of resources
- Online training for your staff
- Positive press and PR opportunities
- Unlimited free listings on our online Job Board
- Company listing in our Members Directory
Local support is available to all carers, and this can be tailored to the specific needs of your workforce…
- Carer statutory assessments
- Events and support groups
- Drop in sessions with a carer advisor
- Carers Emergency Response Service (CERS)
Working for Carers Accredited Employers
These accredited employers have all demonstrated a strong commitment to carers within their workforce. By signing up to the Carers Charter, employers demonstrate their positive approach to identifying and supporting staff with caring responsibilities.
Outstanding accreditation is awarded to employers who go the extra mile. These companies can be identified by the silver star.
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) is a membership based business support organisation here to connect, support and grow local businesses from across the region. The range of services provided includes - Business Information Services & Advice, Policy and Lobbying Government, International Trade and Export Support Services, Business Networking and Start Up Support.
The Disability Resource Centre
The Disability Resource Centre is one of the leading pan-disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands. It delivers high quality, innovative and cost effective solutions to address the needs and barriers faced by disabled people and those with long term health conditions, including their families and carers. Since its inception in 1992, it has supported 80,000+ disabled people.
Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning disabilities and additional needs. As an organisation we pride ourselves on being creative and flexible in responding to the needs and aspirations of citizens, their families and carers.
Gateway Family Services
Gateway Family Services is a Community Interest Company providing a range of preventative health and wellbeing services. Since 2006 its work has included weight management, health training, workplace wellbeing and community social support. All of Gateway’s services help people to sustain behaviour change and build resilience.
Headway Birmingham and Solihull is a local charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. We do this by offering services to meet the needs identified by those affected by brain injury. Our aim is to promote greater understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide support, information and services for people who have sustained brain injury, their families and carers.
Age Concern Birmingham
Age Concern Birmingham is a local Birmingham charity, committed to the people and communities surrounding Birmingham. We started delivering services over 28 years ago. Our mission is to enrich the lives of older people and others in need through a range of services to promote well-being and independence.
Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be Barefoot. Barefoot Yoga in Birmingham is on a mission to make yoga accessible to every-Body. With two beautiful studios in Kings Heath and Harborne, Barefoot run yoga and relaxation classes to truly calm the mind and strengthen the body. Barefoot offers free yoga for family carers and subsidised classes for over 60's, plus bespoke programmes for organisations.