Employment and learning
It can be difficult to find the right balance between caring and working.
Rights for carers
If you are working as well as providing care support for someone, you need to know your rights in the workplace. Ask your employer about their policies on:
- flexible working
- time off in emergencies
- reduced workloads
- career breaks
There is information on rights for carers in the workplace.
You can find useful information on your rights at work and taking time off to care for someone.
Carers Trust has information and ideas to help with the balance between being employed and caring.
Support returning to work
If you aren’t currently working but would like to return to work, Jobcentre Plus can help you. You can ask what help they can give you in looking at training or work opportunities. Jobcentre Plus in Redbridge is at Sevenkings and you can contact them on 0845 604 3719.
Work Redbridge can also provide information on how to access employment, training and volunteering in Redbridge. It can help with writing CVs and covering letters, preparing for an interview and getting job market information.
Training and self-development
Redbridge Carers Support Service offers a wide range of learning opportunities through training courses and workshops such as stress management, budgeting, health and wellbeing.
Caring with Confidence can help you develop your skills and knowledge for your caring role with seven online courses. Each course has several parts, which you can complete at your own pace and at a convenient time.
Find out more about learning opportunities.