One in nine people in the workplace are currently caring for someone. If all of these people gave up work to continue their caring responsibilities, the loss of this many skilled and experienced staff would have an enormous impact.
As a family carer you have particular rights at work, and there are many sources of advice on combining work or study with your caring role.
You can find out about things like your rights at work, flexible working, support at work and returning to work or study from:
Carers Trust Carers and employment
Carers UK Your work and career
- Macmillan Cancer Support Your rights at work
- Studying while you care A brief guide to ways The Open University can help support students who have caring responsibilities
Updated December 2016