Some carers experience barriers to paid employment as a result of the caring role, which often leads to financial hardship.
Balancing work and care responsibilities is a struggle for most carers who must often trade-off more skilled work roles with job flexibility.
At some time in their life most people will be a carer for a short or long term. In Neighbourhood Houses that person may be a staff member, a volunteer or a community member.
With greater awareness and recognition of carers needs you can support carers and your Neighbourhood House by enabling sustainable participation and an effective and inclusive workplace.
Carers Australia identifies the benefits for workplaces of specific workplace arrangements for carers as:
- Reduced costs of employee turnover
- Increased productivity
- Improved service delivery
- Reducing stress and absenteeism
- Attracting quality workers
- Increased staff morale
- Building a resilient workforce
For further details see Carers in the Workplace at Carers Australia click here.