Carers Charter

Value, Support and Involve Carers in your Community

Caring for someone can be physically exhausting and emotionally stressful, with these pressures resulting in many carers feeling unsupported, isolated, and alone.

As a business or organisation, you may have employees and service users/customers with caring responsibilities. This makes you ideally placed to help identify and support carers in your community.

Supporting You to Support Carers

Did you know?
Over 250,000 people juggle caring with holding down a job?
(source Carers UK Scotland)

A growing network of local services and businesses in Dundee have signed up to our Carers Charter.  

By signing up you can gain access to valuable resources and information to help YOU to help carers. 

  • Get access to bespoke modules to learn more about unpaid carers
  • Get access to resources i.e. information leaflets, media assets
  • Free promotion of your service/business
  • Networking opportunities
  • Carer e-news – fortnightly newsletter send straight to your inbox
  • Promote your events for free on Carers of Dundee website (support services only)
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As an employer, supporting employees with caring responsibilities to achieve a healthier work/life balance can benefit the business overall by:

  • attracting and retaining staff
  • reducing stress in the workplace
  • increasing resilience and productivity
  • reducing sickness/absence leave
  • improving service delivery
  • increasing staff morale
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Value carers

Young woman shop assistant wears a black apron and stands behind a counter. She is looking at the camera and giving a thumbs up.

Carers will be identified and feel respected and recognised in their caring role.

Support carers

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Employers and Services will work to support carers to live a fulfilled life.

Involve carers

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Carers will have opportunities and support to be involved in decisions that affect them and their caring role.  

What our pledgers said...