This intervention is about ensuring that carers have good access to services that will allow them to maintain or seek training or employment opportunities. Being involved in work or training can help to maintain mental and physical health and well-being, and is a vital part of avoiding financial disadvantage caused by being or having been involved in caring.
Related practice examples:
Depending on the needs and wishes of local carers, the methods for delivering Work and Training can include:
This is not a prescriptive list of the services required for each area, but the practice examples can be used to inspire ideas about creative and inventive ways to meet the outcomes of the National Carers’ Strategy
Following the links above will give you a brief outline of each project or service, as well as detailed information and advice about the practicalities of developing and running a similar service.
The ACE Report on Juggling Care and Work
contains facts and case studies on carers in the workforce, along with outlines of a variety of pilot projects to provide access to work and training.