Support for carers

Support for carers: the legal and practical realities of caring for elderly relatives or friends

 

Do you now find yourself looking after an elderly parent or relative? Are you starting to get concerned that they may not have made arrangements for their old age? Are you unsure of what steps you or they should be taking? Have you heard of the following but would like to, or feel you should, know more about:

  • Mental capacity
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney: Property & Financial Affairs and Health and Wellbeing
  • Deputies and The Court of Protection

Alternatively, perhaps you are worrying about care homes and care fees? How to pick a care home? Will your parents have to sell their house? Are there any State Benefits which your parents or relatives may be entitled to receive?

Delivery format

Our Quickbite™ workshop or seminar will help the carers in your workplace with these daunting and time-consuming issues. We can deliver it as a 60 minute workshop or webinar.

It is delivered by Sara Isenberg, Associate at Royds Withy King, a UK Top 100 law firm. Sara has a wealth of experience of working with those with care needs, their families, care homes, local authorities and the Court of Protection.

Why support carers?

  • 1 in nine people in the workforce are working carers
  • Working carers can suffer from mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression. Mental health issues cost the UK economy an estimated £13bn in sick pay and lost productivity
  • One in five carers give up their jobs to care
  • Supporting all those with caring responsibilities will enable employers to benefit from a wealth of skills and experience from men and women of all ages
  • Many employees have dual caring responsibilities: the ‘sandwich generation’ are bringing up children while also caring for elderly parents or parents-in-law

For further information, please contact employers@workingfamilies.org.uk