“Around 270,000 people in Scotland juggle caring with holding down a job”
Source: Carer Positive
NES recognises that for carers, balancing work and caring responsibilities can be challenging and stressful at times. NES is committed to supporting carers in the workplace and has a number of systems and working practices in place to help create an environment which values and supports carers in the workplace. It is also essential that we ensure that there are no barriers to carers joining the organisation.
NES has also developed the Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) framework, with an associated suite of e-learning modules relating to unpaid carers.
In 2016, NES was delighted to maintain the Carer Positive award achieved in the previous year, in recognition of the support provided to carers in the workplace.