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 organisation checklist
Our checklist will help you review what you currently do as an organisation and consider how you could make some positive changes to become more carer friendly with the help of the checklist. Download the Carer-Friendly Organisation Checklist [PDF]
Sign up as a business to the East Sussex Carers Card
The 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 through the Carers Card directory online, our CareLine Magazine, with a print circulation of 5000, and our e-newsletter that is sent to 2500 recipients. For more information, please download our leaflet [PDF], 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.”