Over 2 million people have given up employment at some point to care for family or friends with long-term illness, disability or problems related to old age, whilst 3 million carers have had to reduce their working hours.
The Commons’ Work and Pensions Select Committee opened an Inquiry on 14th November 2017 the, the results of which will feed into the carers strategy.
The Inquiry will focus on:
- The support that carers receive in relation to employment, for example, whether carers are supported adequately by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP),
- How the DWP can work more proactively with employers to support carers
- How to reduce barriers and change attitudes to employment towards carers in employment
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