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This report, produced in partnership with Westfield Health, explores the growing trend of working carers within the workplace. The findings articulate a need for employers to recognise this increase and it's impact on both the employer and employee.

Demographic change means that we are all juggling more complex family lives with increasingly demanding working lives. With an ageing population and people living longer, many employees are finding themselves part of the ‘sandwich generation’ – balancing working commitment with caring for older family members and looking after their own children. Caring not only impacts on employees’ working lives, but can also affect employers through rising levels of absence.

In the report we highlight the growing trend of working carers, and what this means for organisations. We provide actionable recommendations on how can employers can become more agile, and how they can provide support to their staff.

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We are a not-for-profit health insurance company formed almost a century ago. We help people access and pay for health treatment, with a range of award winning health cash plans and hospital treatment insurance. We have more than 400,000 policyholders throughout the UK, and 9,000 organisations nationally. This year we became the first strategic investor in 3rings, a smart plug which is designed to help families who have older relatives living alone. The 3rings smartplug connects household appliances with a cloud messaging platform to provide updates and alerts family when there could be a problem via app, email, text or call.

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