Carers Week: In Summary
The Carer Positive team are thrilled to have arrived at the end of a busy but enjoyable Carers Week. For the second year, everything was online but things are far more positive than they were in 2021 with a genuine atmosphere of change in the air.
On Monday we were pleased to join Glasgow Caledonian University at their own Carers Week event where we discussed their next steps in building upon the Carer Positive accreditation that they received last year. It was great to see their commitment to supporting carers in the workplace and how they are planning to expand upon this going forward.
We were also promoting the new Carers UK report - Breaks or Breakdown - highlighting the lack of breaks that carers have had crom their caring role since the beginning of the pandemic. Visit our Partner Resources page to download the report and find out how it might affect cares in your organisation.
We had a guest blog on the Young Scot website this week, talking about how Carer Positive workplaces can benefit young carers who are thinking about entering the world of work. Click here to visit the Young Scot website and read the post.
On Wednesday we joined NHS Grampian to present their Carer Positive Engaged level award, which you can read all about here. While in the afternoon we had our Lanarkshire Employers Workshop with the lovey ladies form North Lanarkshire Carers Together.
Another excellent workshop on Thursday when we joined VOCAL's 'Supporting Employers, Supporting Carers' and heard from some thought provoking speakers and took part in the group discussion on how we can make carers feel "visible and valued" in the workplace. We also presented East Lanarkshire Council with their Carer Positive award in the afternoon, which you can learn more about here.
We had our final event of the week this morning with employers in Dundee and Angus. Although this was a smaller affair, we were thrilled by the enthusiasm of everyone attending to not only become Carer Positive organisations themselves, but also to spread awareness about the scheme through networking in the area. We were also able to present Angus Carers Centre with their Engaged award. More about this event here.
We would like to say a huge thankyou to everyone who took part in any of the events we were involved with this week, as well as a huge well done to the new organisaitions that we welcomed as Carer Positive Employers. Thanks for getting involved!
In addition, we have been thrilled to see so many Carer Positive Employers pledging their support on the Carers Week website. We will be highlighting these next week so click here to get involved and make your pledge if you haven't done so yet.