Employers' Questionnaire

The Carers in Employment Pilot Project, funded by the Department of Health, Department for Work and Pensions and Government Equalities Office until May 2017, was introduced to build on existing work and to test out ways of reaching more carers who are struggling to juggle their employment and caring responsibilities, and to support their employers.

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre was appointed as the partner of choice in the pilot, to work alongside North Tyneside Council. Your responses to the questions below are important to us as they indicate the value of the project to working carers.

Which parts of the service that have been made available by the Carers in Employment Pilot worked well?

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* 1. Which parts of the service that have been made available by the Carers in Employment Pilot worked well?

Was there anything about the Pilot Service that you feel did not work well, or could be changed/improved?

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* 2. Was there anything about the Pilot Service that you feel did not work well, or could be changed/improved?

Did you encounter any difficulties in allowing the Carers in Employment Pilot access to your organisation? If yes, please tell us about it.

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* 3. Did you encounter any difficulties in allowing the Carers in Employment Pilot access to your organisation? If yes, please tell us about it.

As a result of the pilot, do you think your organisation's awareness of carers' rights has changed?

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* 4. As a result of the pilot, do you think your organisation's awareness of carers' rights has changed?

Roadshows are available through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable they are to your organisation, where 0= not at all valuable, and 5= very valuable.

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* 5. Roadshows are available through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable they are to your organisation, where 0= not at all valuable, and 5= very valuable.

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One to one support is offered through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable this is to your organisation, where 0= not valuable at all, and 5= very valuable.

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* 6. One to one support is offered through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable this is to your organisation, where 0= not valuable at all, and 5= very valuable.

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Training is offered through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable this is to your organisation, where 0= not valuable at all, and 5= Very valuable.

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* 7. Training is offered through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable this is to your organisation, where 0= not valuable at all, and 5= Very valuable.

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Time limited one off support (such as support to write policies) is available through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable this is to your organisation where 0= not valuable at all, and 5= very valuable.

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* 8. Time limited one off support (such as support to write policies) is available through the Carers in Employment Pilot Project. Please rate how valuable this is to your organisation where 0= not valuable at all, and 5= very valuable.

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Can decisions about engaging with North Tyneside Carers' Centre in the future, be made at a local level, or do they have to be made at regional/national level?

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* 9. Can decisions about engaging with North Tyneside Carers' Centre in the future, be made at a local level, or do they have to be made at regional/national level?

Do you know how many of your employees are carers? If yes, please tell us how many.

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* 10. Do you know how many of your employees are carers? If yes, please tell us how many.

How do you identify carers when they start work with you?

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* 11. How do you identify carers when they start work with you?

If a member of staff becomes a carer while they are working for you, what systems, if any, are in  place to encourage them to share that information with you?

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* 12. If a member of staff becomes a carer while they are working for you, what systems, if any, are in  place to encourage them to share that information with you?

We have a training plan available for employers. Are there any barriers to your organisation accessing this training in the future? If yes, please tell us what they are.

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* 13. We have a training plan available for employers. Are there any barriers to your organisation accessing this training in the future? If yes, please tell us what they are.

Does your organisation have a Carers' Policy?

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* 14. Does your organisation have a Carers' Policy?

If you do not have a Carers' Policy, would you like support in any of the following areas?

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* 15. If you do not have a Carers' Policy, would you like support in any of the following areas?

The following are examples of in-work support that employers can provide for carers. Are any of the following available to your employees. Please tick all that apply.

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* 16. The following are examples of in-work support that employers can provide for carers. Are any of the following available to your employees. Please tick all that apply.

As funding for the project is due to end in 2017, we are reviewing how we can continue to support working carers in the workplace. If a competitive price could be agreed, would you consider paying for any of the services available?

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* 17. As funding for the project is due to end in 2017, we are reviewing how we can continue to support working carers in the workplace. If a competitive price could be agreed, would you consider paying for any of the services available?

What is the name of your organisation?

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* 18. What is the name of your organisation?

Who is the best person to contact?

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* 19. Who is the best person to contact?

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