About this survey

Employers for Carers (EfC) and Carers UK are conducting a research survey of employers to explore the subject of carer health and wellbeing in the workplace, including physical, emotional and mental health.

With our ageing population, people living longer with disabilities and health conditions, later retirement ages and more mobile populations, an increasing number of people in the UK are combining work and caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives and friends. Supporting and retaining employees who are caring to remain healthy, resilient and productive is becoming an increasingly significant issue in the workplace.

Working carers may often face very stressful circumstances such as a sudden caring crisis, or the cumulative impact of supporting a family member over time. Caring can also mean managing challenging transitions such as a disabled child moving towards adulthood or a parent moving into residential care. Or more difficult still, it can mean caring for a partner or family member who is at the end of their life and then, as a carer, coping with bereavement and life after caring.

Employers for Carers and Carers UK are therefore conducting this piece of research to improve our understanding of current health and wellbeing provision for carers in the workplace, identify examples of good practice, and make practical recommendations on how employers and others can better support carer health and wellbeing.