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Supporting carers in paid work

Supporting carers in paid work Feature Diane Seddon Research fellow, Centre for Social Policy Research and Development, University of Wales Bangor Catherine Robinson Director, North Wales Research and Development Support Service, University of Wales Bangor Arrangements such as flexi-time working can help carers to remain in Supporting employment. Research suggests that the availability of flexible working arrangements depends on the size of the organisation, the type of carers in work carers are engaged in, carers’ level of seniority and their length of service (Hogarth et al, 2001). Employers often assume that health and paid work social care services will provide support, but statutory services may be Diane Seddon and Catherine Robinson unresponsive to the needs of carers who are also in describe their study looking at the first-hand paid work (Seddon, 1999). Services often fail to experiences of family carers who also have accommodate carers’ contracted hours of paid employment. employment, and staff may arrive late (Seddon, 1999). The National Strategy for Carers (DH, Enabling carers to remain in employment is a key 1999) aims to address these deficits by promoting policy objective and a priority area for the National greater flexibility in service provision. Strategy for Carers (DH, 1999). It is estimated that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

Supporting carers in paid work

Working with Older People , Volume 8 (2): 6 – Jun 1, 2004

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10.1108/13663666200400025
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Feature Diane Seddon Research fellow, Centre for Social Policy Research and Development, University of Wales Bangor Catherine Robinson Director, North Wales Research and Development Support Service, University of Wales Bangor Arrangements such as flexi-time working can help carers to remain in Supporting employment. Research suggests that the availability of flexible working arrangements depends on the size of the organisation, the type of carers in work carers are engaged in, carers’ level of seniority and their length of service (Hogarth et al, 2001). Employers often assume that health and paid work social care services will provide support, but statutory services may be Diane Seddon and Catherine Robinson unresponsive to the needs of carers who are also in describe their study looking at the first-hand paid work (Seddon, 1999). Services often fail to experiences of family carers who also have accommodate carers’ contracted hours of paid employment. employment, and staff may arrive late (Seddon, 1999). The National Strategy for Carers (DH, Enabling carers to remain in employment is a key 1999) aims to address these deficits by promoting policy objective and a priority area for the National greater flexibility in service provision. Strategy for Carers (DH, 1999). It is estimated that

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2004

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