Hartlepool Carers are dedicated to supporting local businesses to become more carer friendly for their employees. 1 in 7 workers in the UK combine paid work with unpaid care so it’s likely that there is at least one working carer in many of the town’s businesses.
Additionally 600 people give up work every day to care for an elderly or disabled relative, so a supportive employer could make a difference for many employees.
We can provide you with information to assist with reviewing, writing and ‘carer proofing’ current policies and practises.
We can provide training to line managers and supervisors to enable them to provide effective support for carers and implement carer friendly policies. We also offer training to all employees to raise awareness of carers and the support available.
We can support your carers network by offering information advice drop-in sessions for carers.
Your employees can register with Hartlepool Carers to access a range of support services including; benefits advice, 1:1 emotional support, social activities and our Carers Access Card.
Commit to making positive changes within your organisation and sign up to our Carer Friendly Employer Charter. Employers signing up to the charter will be invited to be advertised as carer friendly and have a link on our
To register to become a Carer Friendly Employer, simply complete the below registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org who will then be in touch to discuss your application further.
What is a Carer Access Card? Carers play a vital role in our community, and here at Hartlepool Carers we feel your role should be valued and rewarded. We are offering carers the opportunity to register for a Carer Access Card. The card is valid for three years and allows registered carers to access a host of different offers and discounts from businesses and services around the town who recognise the role of carers. These companies will be easily identified as Carer Access Card partners and we expect new businesses to join the scheme regularly.
Hartlepool Carers are assisting directly and linking people with other organisations when more appropriate, to ensure every carer gets the support they require.