Juggling work and care
Carer Positive aims to raise awareness of the growing number of working carers and the benefits to employers of supporting and retaining valuable members of staff.
In Scotland, it's estimated that around 1 in 7 people in the workforce are juggling work and caring, with the number of carers across the UK forecast to increase by around 50% over the next 20 years.
90% of working carers are over the age of 30, with the peak age between 45 and 64, when considerable skills and experience have been built up.
As many as 1 in 5 people give up work because of their caring responsibilities at home.
The information was last updated on: 24th May 2017