Employers and Businesses
A Carer Friendly Community means that people are aware of the reality of being an unpaid carer and the issues carers face. Businesses and organisations can play a major part in helping by being supportive and carer friendly for their customers or clients and staff who are carers. There are tangible things that businesses can introduce, such as implementing carer-friendly policies and practices and having an ambassador who is the person that carers can go to in an organisation.
Carer Awareness Training
Employers can attend our free Carer Awareness Training for professionals and businesses in East Sussex, or alternatively we can arrange a training session for your organisation. Find out more here.
Carer friendly checklists
Our checklists will help you review what you currently do as a business or organisation and consider how you could make positive changes to become more carer friendly. Download the Carer Friendly Business Checklist or Carer Friendly Organisation Checklist.
Employers for Carers membership
We’re making Employers for Carers membership available for free to employers in East Sussex with up to 250 staff. This will help to empower employers to support their staff who are also unpaid carers. Membership includes free carer awareness training, networking events and resources to help managers support carers. To access this free membership, employers can create a new account at: efcdigital.org and use the code: EFC3722.
East Sussex Carers Card
The East Sussex Carers Card provides offers or discounts, such as 10% off or a free cup of tea, to unpaid carers who have the card. In turn, your business will be promoted for free on our Carers Card directory online, our CareLine Magazine that is sent to 10,000 carers and professionals, and our e-newsletter that is sent to over 3000 recipients. For more information, please download our leaflet, or sign up with our registration form below.
“I’ve been one of the Carers Card businesses for the past three years and over this time have been privileged to meet and provide treatment for several amazing Carers. It’s been a great way for me to support local Carers and their families via the Care for the Carers organisation while at the same time making my own business more visible to those that might need the services I supply.”