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Carer’s Leave Act 2023 – read the Social care blog

The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 has now come into effect. This legislation means employees in any profession are now entitled to time off (without pay) to give or arrange care for dependants.

A new post, “Unpaid carer’s leave: your right to look after yourself” has just been published on the Social care blog, which outlines what the legislation means for unpaid carers.

For the first time, employees, who are also carers, will be able to take up to five days unpaid leave to better balance work with caring responsibilities, within any 12-month period. Employees can take time off in full or half days, or in a whole block of five.

These strengthened employment rights will help millions of unpaid carers across the UK, allowing individuals to handle the practical aspects of caring and enabling both the carer and the cared for to enjoy more precious moments together.

Read the new post at