Research by Carers Scotland reveals that more than 300,000 people in Scotland have to quit their job to care for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. The research shows the average number of carers in the workplace is 15% across the UK, meaning almost 400,000 people in Scotland are juggling their paid job with caring. That is one in seven of all workers in Scotland.
300,000 people in Scotland give up work to care unpaid for a loved one
This emphasises the need for Scottish employers to support the rapidly increasing number of staff with caring responsibilities to stay in the workforce. North Lanarkshire Carers Together are a Carer Positive Employer, we are keen to share the message about being Carer Positive to ensure more carers can be better supported to remain in employment across the country.
If you are interested in finding our more about becoming a Carer Positive Employer please visit Carers Scotland website via the link below…
Carer Positive : Advice Scotland
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