Employment advice for carers

Last changed: Thursday 14 January, 2021

Are you a carer wanting to work?

Getting a job after a long time as a carer can feel daunting. The Carers’ resource employment team can help you work out what you’d like to do. We can help you write a professional CV and apply for jobs, or you can come along to one of our group workshops to learn new skills.

Are you a carer who balances your job with caring?

Around half of all carers in the UK combine paid work with unpaid caring. The Carers’ Resource employment team can:

  • give advice on balancing your roles
  • explain your rights at work
  • advise you how to negotiate flexible working

Request a free, confidential session with an employment adviser to discuss how we can help you.

If you would like to talk to us about caring and working or to make a referral to the employment team please contact us or email us at employment@carersresource.org

Download our leaflet.

Carers Progress

A free 6 week wellbeing and working online course for carers

  • Week 1: Express Yourself – Who am I? My confidence, myself
  • Week 2: My Potential – My skills, my goals and action planning
  • Week 3: My Targets – Building skills, learning, my motivation
  • Week 4: What I Need to Know – My support, meet the employer
  • Week 5: My Future – Just the job, CVs, interviews, mindfulness
  • Week 6: My Journey – Where am I now and where next?

Wednesday 24 February and 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March 2021

10am–1pm, online – further details and link will be sent when you register

Confidence | Goal planning | Job search | Meet carers and employers | Caring and working

To book a place

To book a place, please email employment@carersresource.org or call 01274 449660.

Download the course poster.

ESF Community Grants

The Carers Progress course is funded by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Funding supports organisations in Coventry & Warwickshire and Leeds City Region to help unemployed people move towards employment, training or education.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) information for working carers

We have produced a collection of information relevant to working carers that you can download.

Also see the other coronavirus (Covid-19) posts from Carers’ Resource.

Carers and employment

Download our leaflet Carers and Employment.

Be a carer-friendly employer

Are you an employer?

Did you know that 1 in 9 of employees are likely to be carers?

We can advise you on how to become a carer-friendly employer.

CReate project

Our CREate project has now ended but here’s a video we recorded where CReate clients talk about how the service has helped them.