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New working group to help families juggle work and caring responsibilities

by admin | 22nd June 2012

New working group to help families juggle work and caring responsibilities

Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow, has announced a new government and employers working group to help give carers the support they need to stay in work alongside their caring responsibilities.

The new joint working group was announced today at the Government and Employers for Carers Summit hosted by Paul Burstow and BT as part of Carers Week.

The group will explore how employers, statutory services and providers can work better together. It will look at how reform and innovation in the social care system, and stimulation of the market in care services, could help provide staff with the support they need.

Speaking at the summit, Paul Burstow, Minister for Care Services, said:

‘As we prepare to publish plans on the future of care for older and disabled people, this summit has kick-started joint action between Government and the business community to work together on helping carers to juggle work and care. Helping families to stay in work alongside caring not only helps carers’ careers and family finances but is crucial for our workforce and economy.’

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