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Can I go to work and still be classed as a carer?

Can I go to work and still be classed as a carer?

Yes! If you're juggling work with looking after someone, you're not alone. There are five million working carers in the UK. 

Carers UK have up to date advice on your rights as a carer at work. Carers UK website provides helpful information about

  • Your rights in work (including the difference between statutory and contractual rights, and your rights around flexible working and protection from discrimination
  • Support in work (such as telling your employer or other staff about your caring role, and arranging extra support whilst you are in work)
  • If you are thinking of leaving work (including information on benefits and how to start working out the financial impact)
  • If you are thinking of returning to work (including a whole section on boosting your skills, as well as information about identifying your skills and interests, and accessing training

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