1 in 8 people in the UK are carers, yet caring in the workplace remains a relatively hidden issue, as the unique challenges associated with juggling care and work duties can isolate workers in this position. That’s why it’s important to bring carers together.
The University Carers Network is a supportive and engaged group of staff with a diverse range of caring responsibilities or keen interest in care issues. It also provides a valuable platform for discussion of the many issues affecting the balance between work and home.
Email CarersNetwork@napier.ac.uk to get involved.
Sue McLintock from Carers Scotland (left) presents the Carers Positive Award to Edinburgh Napier’s Dr Gary Hutchison, Carers Network Sponsor, and Susan Burnett, Network lead. The award is presented to employers in Scotland who have a working environment where carers are valued and supported.