National Resources

The list below are just some of the helpful websites to help you create a carer friendly workplace:

Helps with extra costs if someone has a disability severe enough that they need someone to help look after them.

If you have a caring responsibility, you can ask for your local social services department to conduct a carer’s assessment to check you’re getting the support that you need.

You could be entitled to carer’s allowance if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. See Carer’s Allowance for more information.

A Carer Passport is a record which identifies a carer in some way and leads to the provision of support, services or other benefits in response. This website makes the case for setting up a Carer Passport scheme and providing resources and guidance to help transform recognition and support for carers.

The NHS health check is a health check for adults aged 40–74 in England. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia and help to find ways to lower this risk.

Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They also offer training and help to resolve disputes.

Carers UK provides expert advice, information and support. You can contact Carers UK for free, impartial advice about caring on

Employers for Carers (EfC) is Carers UK’s membership forum and service for employers. Its key purpose is to ensure that employers have the support to retain and manage employees with caring responsibilities. In January 2019, EfC launched Carer Confident, a UK-wide employer benchmarking scheme dedicated to carer support.

FamilyCarersNet provides direct support for carers from carer advisors, health professionals and other carers with lived experience. UK-wide, they support employers, carers and families. They offer live chat, online carer chat via The Pod app and counselling, seven days a week.

GOV.UK provides information on relevant employment rights, such as flexible working.