Many carers combine their caring responsibilities with paid employment (or would like to) and our advisors can offer specific advice and support to enable you to meet your personal goals towards education, training and employment.

If your caring role makes it difficult to do the work, study, training or activities (such as adult classes) you want to do, then our advisors could help you explore possible changes in your working conditions (such as flexible working), learning aids or different ways of spending free time if you can no longer do the things you used to do.

We can put you in touch with agencies who can help with job search and finding training or volunteering opportunities. 

Our experienced team can also help you negotiate with your current employer to explore possible changes to your working patterns or conditions which may support you better in balancing employment with your caring role.

In addition, we work in partnership with Carers Trust to facilitate opportunities for carers to take part in their Working For Carers programme:

  • Employment and Training Advice for unpaid carers aged 25 and over
  • One-to-one advice and support
  • Workshops and group sessions
  • Employment, volunteering and training opportunities