Working for Carers supports unpaid carers across London to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London, and is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

Working for Carers aims to:

• Support carers to pursue their employment goals through confidence building and skills development
• Offer a flexible service that considers individual needs and ambitions
• Engage with local businesses and organisations to create employment, training and volunteering opportunities for carers
• Highlight the benefits of employing carers, adopting carer friendly policies, and understanding the needs of carers in the workplace

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

• One-to-one support and advice with an 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

To be eligible for support you will need to be:To be eligible for support you will need to be:

• An unpaid carer or former carer
• Aged 25 and over
• Living in London
• Not in any paid work

For more information about this free service call 020 7428 8950 or email

Source: Working for carers