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Carers Career and Development Service

There are over 22,000 unpaid carers in North Somerset and this number is growing…

Finding and maintaining employment can be difficult when you have caring responsibilities, with up to 600 people giving up work every day to care for a relative. Our Careers Advisor works with Young Adult and Adult Carers aged 18+ across North Somerset supporting with many aspects of personal development. The type of support we offer includes.

  • Identifying your aspirations
  • Accessing training and education, including those aspiring to further education and on-line learning opportunities that can be done at home
  • Practical skills with CV writing and interview techniques
  • Support with job search and identifying employment opportunities
  • Accessing volunteering opportunities
  • Developing new hobbies and interests

Support for employers

If you are a business, it's possible that one of your employees could be caring for someone outside of work who is ill, frail, or disabled. Statistics show that one in seven people have caring responsibilities in the UK, and we know that there are over 22,000 Carers in North Somerset. Carers are some of the most hard-working and dedicated people and we want to do what we can to support employers to maintain positive working environments for Carers.

We can offer advice on how you can support Carers in your workforce with our free resources; Carers Passport, procedures, and information leaflets. If you are interested in accessing these resources, you can on the 'related items' of this page.

You can also register your details with us, and we will issue you with a “Carer Aware” employer certificate, which will demonstrate your commitment to current and future employees who may have caring responsibilities at home. You will also receive newsletters containing information regarding our services and useful updates regarding Carers rights in the workplace.  

For more information, please contact our Careers and Development Advisor

Debbie Evans - 07976064532