Preparing for a New Era: Supporting Working Carers with doqit

  • April 5, 2024

 

As we approach the implementation of the Carer's Leave Act (6th April 2024), it's crucial for businesses to reflect on the changing demographics of the workforce. With the ageing global population, the dual role of employee and carer is becoming increasingly common.

Statistics from Carers UK are a wake-up call for organisations:

  • 1 in 5 workers are also carers.
  • By the age of 50, there's a 50% chance of someone being a workplace carer.
  • 40% of carers are under 40, often supporting family with long-term conditions.
  • Caring is increasingly becoming a part of more and more people’s lives, affecting their professional and personal lives.

The message is clear: the need for carer-friendly policies is not just a trend; it's an essential aspect of our future workforce. In light of this, employers who prioritise inclusive initiatives within their benefit strategies will stand out.

At doqit, we understand this evolving landscape. Our platform is designed to seamlessly manage life admin tasks, helping working carers stay on top of their responsibilities without the added stress of disorganisation. From healthcare appointments to financial documentation, doqit provides a supportive backbone for those balancing work and care.

Employers, now is the time to act:

  • Introduce benefits that extend beyond the employee, including care support.
  • Offer access to healthcare benefits and preventive services.
  • Create community support groups for shared learning and open dialogue.
  • Provide resources for financial and mental wellbeing to alleviate the stress of caring roles.

Becoming 'carer confident' is more than a certification; it's about creating a compassionate and practical support system. doqit stands with you in this journey, providing a tool to help your employees navigate their roles with ease and confidence.

#CarersLeaveAct #WorkingCarers #EmployeeWellbeing #doqit #CarerConfident

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