Working Carers Survey 2018-03-13T13:26:35+00:00

How working carer friendly are you as an employer?

All of the evidence suggests that if you support your working carers there will be a direct impact on the organisation in terms of morale, employee retention, reduced stress, increased performance and the overall performance of the organisation.

Take our carer friendly self-assessment to see how supportive you are.

Section One


Identification of Working Carers

1.1 - Is there clarity in the organisation about what is meant by the term “carer”?

1.2 - Is there a system in place to enable carers to recognise or identify themselves if they choose to:

a - through having a question about caring in employee surveys?
b - through specific employee surveys and consultation on carers?
c - via the recruitment and induction process?
d - via employee appraisals or one to ones?
e - through a voluntary carers register?
f - Other methods?

1.3 - Does your organisation know how many carers you have in the workforce through:

a - Statistics of how many have declared their caring role?
b - Statistics of how many have reduced their hours because of caring roles?
c - Statistics of how many have left the organisation because of caring roles?
d - Other methods?

Section Two

Carers Policies and Processes

2.1 - Are carers recognised within your organisations HR policies?

2.2 - Is there a statement which makes specific reference to supporting carers within the organisation??

2.3 - Is there knowledge of and adherence to the minimum statutory employment rights for working carers?

2.4 - Is there an explicit carers policy in place or a separate section within HR policies which recognises carers as a specific group?

Section Three

Carers Policies and Processes

3.1 - Is information on external sources of support and services for carers available?

3.2 - Do you provide external advice and support sessions via Carers Leeds for individuals during working hours?

3.3 - Are options for carers to benefit from additional practical support in the workplace identified:

a - Paid carers leave
b - Unpaid carers leave
c - Career breaks
d - Carers “passports”
e - Flexible working
f - Temporary part time working
g - Time off for appointments

3.4 - Can carers access other practical workplace support?

Section Four

Communication, Awareness and Training

4.1 - Are policies and available workplace support communicated to all levels of the workforce?

4.2 - Are awareness raising activities undertaken in the workplace:

a - Awareness training for managers?
b - Awareness training for all employees?

4.3 - Does the organisation engage in wider community based awareness raising activities or employer forums to communicate the business?

Section Five

Peer Support

5.1 - Are carers supported to engage with other carers?

a - Online forums
b - Internal working carers forums

5.2 - Are carers supported by and do they support other carers?

GDPR Compliance

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