Simplyhealth comments on Government's Carers Action Plan
The Carers Action Plan has been published today, setting out a cross-Government programme of work to support carers over the next two years.
It is structured around several themes including services and systems that work for carers; employment and financial wellbeing; supporting young carers; recognising and supporting carers in the wider community and society as well as building research and evidence to improve outcomes for carers.
We welcome the Government’s recognition in its Carers Action Plan today of the difficulties many carers face when juggling work with caring responsibilities. Promoting flexible working practices not only helps safeguard the health and wellbeing of carers, but also helps the performance of the business. Raising awareness of carers’ needs with employers is crucial to ensuring the introduction of working practices that will help carers secure, remain in and progress in work