Working for carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers to move closer to employment.
If you are a carer or former carer aged 25 or over, not in paid work, and living in London, you can register with our friendly team and access free support tailored to your individual needs.
How can we support you?
We understand the demands that being a carer can place on you, so we work with each person at the pace that is right for them, and can arrange to meet you in a location that works for you.
The support we provide includes:
An individual needs assessment and action plan.
One-to-one support and advice with a dedicated Employment Personal Advisor.
Support with writing CVs and interview techniques.
Help with job searching.
Access to employment, volunteering and training opportunities
We also support unpaid carers through a variety of workshops, based on the needs of people registered with our project. These are hosted in a range of locations and, once registered with us, you are welcome to attend as many or as few as you want.
Workshop topics include:
Health and Well-Being
Financial advice and benefits
CV Building and Job Searching
IT Support and training
Carers rights in employment
Who can get support?
To join our programme, based in Lewisham, you must:
Currently be a carer or have been a carer previously.
Live in the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth or City of London.
Be entitled to live and work in the UK.
Be able to provide evidence that you are currently unemployed.
We support people of every race, ethnicity and background and we are particularly keen to work with male carers, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, people who are LGBTQ+ and people with a disability, as these groups are under-represented in the support we provide.
Working for Carers in partnership with Carers Trust has also created a series of Factsheets packed with information to help carers who are looking to get back into work and for carers who are currently in work and want to know their rights.