Working for Carers

Working for Carers

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Motivating, inspiring and informing you

Looking for a new job starts with a positive approach. Our experienced advisors listen to you carefully in a confidential and non-judgmental atmosphere. We aim to give you access to free support, designed to meet your individual needs and delivered in your local area.

Creating opportunities                  for carers

In an effort to create flexible and sustainable employment, training and volunteering opportunities for carers, we engage with local businesses. We highlight them the benefits of employing carers and help them understand the need for carers in the workplace.

Download our factsheets for carers seeking work and training

We appreciate that as a carer you may have been out of the job market for a while and may need the support to boost your confidence and update your job searching skills. Download our factsheets for carers seeking work and training. They have been developed as part of the Working for Carers project. 

Working for Carers

It’s always rewarding to see an unpaid carer gaining confidence and positivity during the programme and secure a job that fits their schedule.

We have several success stories where carers are employed by smaller local or larger national companies, like Mehrdad Azadisoleimanieh who secured a job as a Selling and Service Partner at the high-end department store, John Lewis in Westfield White City.

“They could see transferrable skills I already had that I would be able to take to any industry.”

– Rob

“They could see transferrable skills I already had that I would be able to take to any industry.”

– Rob

Latest Blog Articles

Time Management for Carers

Time Management for Carers

On average research suggests that unpaid carers provide approximately 26 hours of care a week, the equivalent of three full working days. Whereas some carers provide 24-hour care or may be balancing full time employment with their caring duties. Carers may find there...

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Navigating The Cost of Living Crisis as a Carer

Navigating The Cost of Living Crisis as a Carer

After a challenging few years of caring through Covid-19, the cost of living crisis is a new burden to unpaid carers. With unpaid carers facing a real-terms cut of 4.5% in their weekly allowance and energy bills predicted to rise by over 50%, Carers UK survey has...

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Carer’s guilt

Carer’s guilt

Guilt is a familiar feeling for many caregivers. For carers who work, they can feel guilt from having to spend time away from those who they care for. Carers may also feel guilt that they may not be doing enough or should be doing better in their caring role. Although...

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