A new scheme to recognise employers who give extra help and support to carers in their workforce has been launched.
The Carers’ Kitemark – Carer Positive – is one of the Scottish Government’s key policies to help Scotland’s estimated 660,000 carers. Under the scheme, employers will be able to sign up to demonstrate their commitment to supporting employees who provide care and support for elderly or disabled relatives.
It has been developed in conjunction with Carers Scotland. The aim of Carer Positive is to:
- raise awareness of the growing numbers of people who juggle work and caring responsibilities
- encourage employers to understand the business case for supporting carers in the workplace
- encourage and provide recognition to those employers who currently have, or who develop policies and practices which support carers in their workforce.