Being a carer shouldn’t mean putting your life on hold

You may need to work outside the home, or want to pursue your education. You may want to spend time away from your caring responsibilities. Get in touch with us to find out about your options for paid work and education, including flexible working. 

Call our team

You can call the Information, Advice and Guidance telephone helpline Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on 020 8960 3033. Or email carers@carers-network.org.uk

Working for Carers

Working for Carers is a London-wide project, led by Carers Trust, supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. To be eligible for the project you must be an unpaid carer or former carer, aged 25 and over, living in London, and not in any paid work.

Working for Carers aims to support carers who want to work by building confidence and skills, engaging with local employers to create opportunities for carers, helping employers be carer-friendly, and by highlighting the benefits of employing carers.

Carers can get free support in their local area, designed to meet their individual needs. This may include:

  • One-to-one support and advice with a dedicated Employment Personal Adviser
  • Group activities and training workshops
  • Support with writing CVs and interview techniques
  • Help with job-searching
  • Access to employment, volunteering and training opportunities.

Here are contact details to find out more about this free service:

For carers in Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton or Islington:
Tel: 020 7428 8950   
Email: wfc@camdencarers.org.uk

For carers in Hammersmith & Fulham, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon or Hounslow:
Tel: 020 8868 5224 Ext 218
Email: workingforcarers@harrowcarers.org

Working for Carers is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of partners across London and is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund.

Online resources

Here is a range of factsheets on finding work and other topics that you can download: