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The Facts

Caring will affect every one of your employees at some stage in their career.

Creating a carer friendly workplace is good employment practice and makes excellent business sense.

A flexible, carer friendly workplace also contributes to an organisation’s reputation as an 'employer of choice'.

Enabling staff to balance work and care contributes to the wellbeing of individuals, families and the community.


Organisations that meet the Carers + Employers standards can be recognised as an Accredited Carer Employer.

Accreditation is offered at three Levels.

Organisations start at ‘Activate’ and can work their way to ‘Commit’ and finally ‘Excel’. This enables employers to build from an initial level of support for carers in their workplace, to embedding innovative strategies across the organisation.

Activate is for organisations who are beginning to develop carer friendly workplace policies and practices. This level must be completed before progressing to the higher levels.

Commit builds on the minimum workplace rights established in Level 1 to provide organisations with clear actions and pathways to improve carer friendly workplace practices.

Excel is the highest level of accreditation. It is suitable for organisations who have embedded carer friendly workplace practices and would like to be recognised as leaders.

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Network Only
For employers not yet ready to undertake the accreditation process, Carers + Employers also offer access to a network only membership.

This network brings together organisations interested in sharing ideas and learning from best practice approaches to supporting carers in the workforce.

Through access to a LinkedIn group, your organisation can be connected to others who are leading the field in developing carer friendly workplaces.

In addition to this, network members are also offered access to educational resources, such as the employee and employer toolkits.