Supporting Employees with Care Responsibilities

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Lucy McLynn, Partner, Bates Wells & Braithwaite London LLP
  • Lydia Hodges, Head of Service, Carer’s Network
  • Katherine Wilson, Head of Employers for Carers
  • Kelly Higson, Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&) Manager- strategic lead, Nationwide
  • Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
  • June McCombie, Carers’ Staff Network, University of Nottingham
  • Professor David Grayson, CBE, Director, The Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility Sustainability (event chair)
  • Further Speakers TBC


Employers are increasingly finding that more of their employees are also caring for a family member at home. Good employers will recognise the moral & business cases for being more supportive of employees with care responsibilities. Recognising the issue, the recent Conservative Party Manifesto committed to “give workers a new statutory entitlement to carer’s leave, as enjoyed in other countries”

Join Westminster Briefing on 5th September to discover how you can support carers in your workforce, allowing them to fulfil their duty to other people as well as contribute positively to your organisation. 

Key issues to be addressed:

•    Defining an employee with care responsibilities
•    Government plans for reform
•    Understanding the needs of caregiving employees
•    Retaining carers through support or special leave arrangements
•    Considering care responsibilities during recruitment planning
•    Championing carer support at the senior level
•    The benefits carers will bring to an organisation
•    Providing information to employees on where they can find support
•    The cost of not supporting carers in your workforce

The Event:

The morning session will provide an up-to-date brief on the rights of employee carers and how employers should respond when dealing with workers with care responsibilities.

The afternoon session will focus on current good practice and learning from organisations leading the way in supporting caring workers. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in the employee support including: Employers; HR officers; trade union & representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: 

Tuesday 5th September 2017

11.00 - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector
 | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Charity Sector |
 Place £150 Per Place
Above prices exclude VAT

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