Action for Carers Surrey is delighted to report that we have been accredited as a ‘Carer Confident’ employer.
‘Carer Confident’ is the Employers for Carers’ benchmarking scheme. Noticeably, we are the first carers’ charity to be accredited, and only the second charity (Age UK being the first). It’s a fantastic achievement.
We’re also proud to say that at least a quarter of our employees are carers.
The scheme assists employers to build a supportive and inclusive workplace for staff who are (or might become) carers, and to make the most of the talents that carers can bring to the workplace. The scheme also seeks to recognise employers who achieve this, and inspire others to follow suit. Other employers accredited include the Cabinet Office, Public Health England, HMRC, Centrica and Aviva.
You can read more about the scheme here.