- Ensure that staff are aware of workplace entitlements and be prepared to be flexible and considerate of their caring role.
- Encourage carers to join as volunteers in meaningful roles. Skills learned and developed as a volunteer can help provide a pathway to paid work.
- Be flexible in time commitments and in timing of activities and events that may be of interest to carers. For example, some carers may not be available after hours.
- Provide opportunities for carers to start activities or groups that enable them to use existing skills or develop new ones.
For more ideas on how to create a carer-friendly workplace see details below from Carers NSW.
The Carers & Employers program from NSW provides more details on supporting carers in the workplace at www.carersandemployers.org.au.