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How your employer can retain the skills of working carers

... How your employer can retain the skills of working carers CARERS, EMPLOYMENT, ELDERCARE, WORK LIFE BALANCE By Kathy Lawrence We've come a long way in recognising the needs of parents at work. Now in an ageing population it's time to help at those caring for ...

How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... us balancing eldercare responsibilities with mounting work and social commitments not to mention caring for our own family's needs. The government is now urging employers to consider, understand and accept that more and more employees will be faced with caring for an ageing population as time moves on ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... flexible working hours workload, eldercare, balance, carer, career From June 30th this year, anyone who has been with the same employer for at least 26 weeks is legally entitled to make a written or verbal request for flexible working hours. For many who're juggling ...

How to cope with bereavement

... off, paid or unpaid at your employer's discretion, to deal with emergency situations involving a dependent. It's important that you tell your employer as soon as you can why you're absent and how long you'll need off work. You don't need to do this in writing ...

Fresh ideas on balancing work and eldercare

... of the report and its recommendations are: Flexible working hours and well-paid part-time jobs aren't readily available to those who need them most. Employers should be contractually obligated to reduce working hours for those who need time off to care for a loved one in a time of ...

How to claim a lost pension

... others will have given your parent the option to sign up to the scheme themselves. The onus would have either been on your parent's employer or on your parent themselves to enrol in the pension scheme so be sure to make that distinction before going off on your search ...

Supporting dementia carers at work

... Met Office, Mary Sherwood was inspired by Radio Devon's commitment to make Devon a dementia-friendly county. This is how she worked with her employer to create an office that supported working carers of people living with dementia, and how she is spreading the word to other organisations ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... - following unemployment or retirement for example when they can feel disconnected particularly if their status and identity has been closely tied-up with their paid employment. This dislocation can also follow bereavement, divorce, family moving away or a move to a new home. Bill (67 ...

Who are occupational therapists and how can they help our family?

... . When we meet occupational therapists in hospital it's often because they're helping to prepare a family member for discharge, but they are also employed throughout the health service, by local authorities and in care homes. Many specialise in areas such as mental health, including dementia ...

Ageing parents - who cares?

... best suited to looking after the elderly too women who don't have children have more time to support ageing parents women who are self- employed or work from home can easily take care of all their parents' needs, especially if they live locally women are more patient ...