Introduction

Do you look after someone else alongside your paid employment? We recognise how difficult that can be. Many employers don't and this isn't helpful when you're juggling work and looking after someone.

We are working with Carers Wales to collect data on best and worst practice. This data will help us gather evidence, speak to Government about what needs to change and work directly with employers to make things better for those who look after others.

When people of all ages, need more help with their day to day living, because of disability, ill-health, or old age they turn most often to family or friends for support. A carer is a friend or family member who provides that support. Carers can be of all ages and may care for more than one person.  Care does not necessarily have to be provided in the home, many carers may be caring from a distance.
The support carers give can vary depending on circumstances but may include all or some of the following:

Emotional support – reassurance, listening and comfort
Help with moving around, for example getting in and out of bed
Practical support – helping attend hospital, doctors’ appointments, preparing meals
Help with household tasks – shopping, laundry, cleaning
Managing finances - arranging benefits, paying bills, budgeting
Arranging and co-ordinating care and support – from outside agencies
Personal care – help with dressing , washing, bathing, going to the toilet
Medical care – giving tablets, helping with medical equipment
Supporting leisure and other social activities.
The survey is open to everyone. You don't have to be a union member and we welcome diverse experiences. It takes about 6 minutes to complete.  We will keep your personal data completely confidential, but we may use the broad trends gathered in this survey to influence and create guidance for workplaces.
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