What is Working for Carers?

Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London. Working for Carers is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

What Working for Carers can offer you?

Carers can access free support, designed to meet their individual needs and delivered in their local area. This may include:

  • 1-to-1 support and advice with a Employment Personal Advisor
  • Group activities and training workshops
  • Support with writing CVs and interview techniques
  • Help with job-searching, volunteering and training opportunities.

We also support unpaid carers through a variety of workshops, which take into considering the needs of those registered in our project this has included the following areas:

  • Confidence Building
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Financial advice and benefits
  • CV Building and Job Searching
  • Interview Techniques
  • Application Forms
  • IT Support and training
  • Carers rights in employment

Working for Carers in conjunction with Carers Trust has also created a series of Factsheets aimed to help carers looking to get back into work and in work.

The factsheets cover:

  • Balancing Work and Caring.
  • Carers’ Rights at Work.
  • Choosing the Right Job.
  • CVs and Covering Letters.
  • Flexible Working.
  • Getting Online.
  • Interview Tips.
  • Job Searching.
  • Online Job Searching.
  • IT Skills for Employment.

Our Aims

  • Support carers to pursue their employment goals through confidence building and skills development.
  • Offer a flexible service that considers individual needs and ambitions.
  • Highlight the benefits of employing carers, adopting carer friendly policies, and understanding the needs of carers in the workplace.
  • Engage with local organisations and businesses to create employment, training, and volunteering opportunities for carers.
Evaluation Report 2016-2019

Eligibility criteria:

  • Unpaid carer or former carer
  • Aged 25 and over
  • Living in London
  • Not in any paid work

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    “If it wasn’t for Working For Carers, I am not quite sure how I would manage. I like how Working For Carers actually represents carers and supports individuals into work”.


    “A project like this from Working For Carers should be extended to all carers out in the community like myself”.


    “We spent time building me a new cv specific to different jobs which was amazing I couldn’t of done this without the service I wouldn’t of been able to write the cv on my own”


    “This was a great opportunity for me and I advise that all carers should take up this opportunity.”