Dumbarton Constituency MSP, Jackie Baillie, has been recognised as a Carer Positive Employer ahead of Carers Week 2019 which will run from the 10th – 16th June. The theme for 2019 is “Getting Carers Connected” which aims to get the support they need to care without putting off their own health needs or losing important relationships with others.
The MSPs application to become a Carer Positive Employer in the ‘engaged’ category was approved this week with the MSP demonstrating that there is flexibility, support and an accessible approach to staff, including those who might need to balance work with caring responsibilities at home.
Employers can apply to become Carer Positive employers by visiting the Carer Scotland website at http://www.carerpositive.org/apply/.
“Carers Week provides an excellent opportunity for us to recognise the important role that unpaid carers play in looking after some of the most elderly and vulnerable people in our communities. Usually this is role that they do without any formal recognition so it is nice to have the opportunity to thank them for everything that they do.
“I am delighted to received accreditation as a Carer Positive employer demonstrating that my office provides flexibility, support and an accessible approach for all staff, not least those who may be juggling work with caring responsibilities at home.
“I would encourage all local businesses to become Carer Positive accredited, the forms are easy to fill out and many businesses will find that they are already doing what is required without even knowing it.”