Caring whilst working

Juggling work and caring

Juggling work and caring can be very stressful and exhausting. As a working carer you have rights.

There are statutory rights at work to help and support working carers. You may also have additional contractual rights, your employer may be able to offer flexibility and support through their own policies and procedures.

Getting help

Talk to your employer

Talk to your HR department or Line Manager and let them know that you are a carer. They may be able to support you in ways you hadn’t considered which will help make your life easier.

Learn form others

Read the Carers UK ‘looking after someone booklet’ on working carers. Download booklet (pdf)

Local carers’ organisations

Contact your local carers’ organisation for information and resources to support you as a working carer.

Page last reviewed: 13 January, 2023