Carers + Employers

The Carers + Employers network brings together employers who are interested in learning and sharing best practice approaches to support carers in their workplace.

Caring is having a large and growing impact on Australian workplaces

The Carers + Employers program supports workplaces across NSW to become more carer-friendly and inclusive, and is powered by a network of employers to champion improved outcomes for carers. This program defines best-practice standards for supporting staff with caring responsibilities, and is the first initiative in Australia to formally accredit carer-friendly employers. 

The program includes an accreditation framework to recognise employers that are actively supporting paid work for people with caring responsibilities. There are three levels of accreditation:

Level 1: Activate                                   

Level 2: Commit                                   

Level 3: Excel

Employers that join the program will become part of a network that has access to a dedicated website and member resources, such as a closed LinkedIn Group to share information and best practice, ongoing support, toolkits and access to training.

Becoming an Accredited Carer Employer contributes to staff wellbeing, workforce management and wider corporate social responsibility.

If you would like more information, or would like to register to become a carer-friendly workplace, visit the Carer + Employees website http://www.carersandemployers.org.au/ or email the team directly at info@carersemployers.org.au  

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