NHS Business Services Authority hailed for commitment to carers
NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has been given Carer Confident status by Carers UK for its excellent work in supporting staff.
Carer Confident is a benchmarking scheme supporting employers to build a positive and inclusive workplace for carers and make the most of the talents they can bring to the workplace.
NHSBSA has achieved level two, ‘accomplished’ status. It has enabled carers to identify and recognise themselves; made support for carers transparent; provided practical support and provisions for carers; connected and engaged carers and communicated carer support effectively.
Michael Brodie, Chief Executive of NHSBSA said: "I’m so proud that we've gained Carer Confident status and it's thanks to my amazing colleagues that we have been able to achieve this.
“Building a supportive workplace for all colleagues, including the growing numbers who are, or will become carers, is both good employment practice and good business sense. We work hard to make sure NHSBSA is a great place to work for everyone."
With one in seven people now juggling work with caring for someone who is older, ill or disabled - and our population ageing – carers are a growing reality in our workforce. The Carer Confident scheme helps employers build a supportive network for them.
Without the right support, one in six carers give up work or reduce working hours to care. But many will be our most skilled and experienced staff, the 45-64 year olds at the peak of their careers. For more details on the Carer Confident scheme go to: https://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/support-for-employers/carer-confident/