Help for small and medium sized businesses who employ carers

Learn about the Employers for Carers resource, which helps businesses who employ someone who looks after a member of their family.

Suffolk County Council offers Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses in Suffolk (those employing fewer than 250 employees) free access to advice and best practice for those that employ family carers.

Carers UK, working alongside several businesses, have developed the Employers for Carers resource. This aims to help and support the 1 in 9 employees who are caring for a family member. 

Employers for Carers can:

  • give you practical advice and support for employers seeking to develop carer friendly policy and practice and retain skilled workers
  • identify and promote the business benefits of supporting carers in the workplace
  • influence government and employment policy and practice to create a culture which supports carers in and going into work
  • give you advice about carers rights

Register to Employers for Carers with the membership code EFC1887.