Supporting young adult carers in the workplace: a guide for employers.

Document type
Guide
Corporate author(s)
Learning and Work Institute
Publisher
Learning and Work Institute
Date of publication
1 January 2016
Subject(s)
Employment, Families
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This guide aims to help employers provide support for young adult carers to gain and stay in work. It includes practical information, resources and case studies which demonstrate the types of support employers can offer to young adult carers. The authors survey the demands which caring responsibilities entail, and the need for flexibility to meet them. They provide details of the challenges faced by young adult carers, aged 16-24, in accessing learning and work. In conclusion, they emphasize that young carers have the same rights to training and career development as their contemporaries, and suggest ways in which employers can help them to fulfil their potential.

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