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Carer Champion Update: 5th October 2021

Dear Carer Champions,

NWLW-2021-with-datesNational Work-Life Week

Next Week 11th – 15th October is National Work-Life Week and Working Families are hosting 2 workshops with one focusing on supporting Carers who are staff members.

Best practice in recruitmenthttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/best-practice-in-recruitment-tickets-168576905061

Supporting Carers – best practice event – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-carers-best-practice-event-tickets-168564913193

Working Families have also provided Top Tips for employers which provides ideas and suggestions on how to get involved with the week.

A good start could be to begin thinking about setting up a Staff Carer Network if you haven’t already. Visit our website and access our guide on Staff Carer Networks to find out how to begin – every-one.org.uk/staff-carer-networks

If you haven’t seen it yet the Employers Benchmark Report 2021 is available which aims to provide an overview of how some of the UK’s leading public, private and third sector organisations are working to support their teams.

Guide to Requesting Flexible Working

See guide to requesting flexible working for Carers, developed by Carers UK.

World Mental Health Day

Next week, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day. Mobilise have put together a short guide with top tips for Carers who are caring for someone with a mental health condition mobiliseonline.co.uk/carers-guide-to-mental-health-caring

Co-Production Opportunity

We need your help to identify people, including Carers, who are or have experienced palliative or end of life care. We are forming a group of people with personal experience, to work with NHS services to improve things for all.

If you know of anyone, please refer them to: Vicky Thomson, Chief Executive, Every-One, email – vicky.thomson@every-one.org.uk mob – 079 556 123 89. Flyer attached.