Civil Service – Finalist 2020, Best for Carers and Eldercare
More than 67,000 Civil Service employees identify as carers. The Civil Service is creating a culture where people feel supported in combining work and caring, and recognises how the experience of being a carer can bring new insights and skills to the whole job role.
Carers’ Passports are used to record working arrangements while a Carer’s Charter sets out Civil Service commitments and policies for carers in one place. This includes information on five days of paid carer’s leave. Our aim is to help people undertake their caring responsibilities while at the same time feeling engaged and productive in the work they do. All 18 main departments and a range of other Civil Service organisations have adopted these measures.
An employee Carers’ Network offers peer support and helps provide information for line managers too.
These steps are part of our ambition to become the UK’s most inclusive employer by 2020.