One in eight people in employment are also carers for a friend or family member, and over half of carers who are not working, say that they would like to.
For many carers, the workplace provides a sense of identify, independence and a break from their caring role, in addition to financial security.
Being a carer does not mean that you have to give up work, however, having caring responsibilities can make working difficult.
Carers Leeds offer support to retain life-balance as well as providing information and guidance on services that can help you remain in employment whilst providing care for a loved one.
One in five carers end their employment in order to take on caring responsibilities. If you are facing this decision, Carers Leeds can provide you with emotional support, advice on carer-related benefits and support to access opportunities to ensure you take a break and maintain your own wellbeing.