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Caring at heart – PCP awarded Carer Friendly Employer status

Working carers make up 11% of the UK’s workforce, calling for wide recognition for carers needs. Not only during #CarersWeek, but ongoing.


Set to make a difference for not only communities across the North East but for its staff, the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) has boosted benefits for its working carers. Following a rewarding review process, PCP is proud to be recognised as a Carer Friendly Employer through the charity’s prestigious approach to recognising unpaid carers.


Carol Gaskarth, Chief Executive of PCP, said: “Unpaid carers face many challenges and often have to make sacrifices to prioritise their caring responsibilities.


“We held a focus group session with PCP employees who are carers, to hear ideas and suggestions about how we as an organisation can better our approach.


“From this feedback, we have already began making changes behind the scenes to accommodate carers and their additional responsibilities.”


The Carer Friendly Employer status is granted by Durham County Carers for organisations that support employees who are carers, their additional needs and wellbeing. Organisations can make a difference for staff by meeting Durham County Carers requirments, and join fellow County Durham organisations doing the same.


The recognition increases PCP’s benefits for staff, as the health and wellbeing charity continues to strive to respond to changing wellbeing needs. Anyone can become a carer at any point in their life, and PCP is proud to acknowledge this with its new status.


PCP is dedicated to putting wellbeing first, with working carers offered flexibility to support those that they care for.


To learn more about becoming a Carer Friendly Employer, visit this website.

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