In this explainer document, we implore that employers must start proactively supporting a growing demographic of working carers. Across the globe, millions of employees have unpaid care responsibilities, delayed caregiving role recognition leads to increased stress and missed career opportunities.

The most progressive employers offer flexible arrangements, resource groups, and manager support programs. Being proactive, understanding caregiving demographics, and supporting line managers creates an inclusive workplace where carers feel valued and supported.

Read this explainer to progress your own and your organisation’s understanding of why it’s critical to recognise working carers in the workplace and how you can be a part of supporting this growing population.