Software developer Donnelle Belangor-Taylor manages to juggle her 26 hour a week job with caring for three children, two of whom have disabilities.
600 people a day leave the UK workforce because they can no longer balance work and care. This particularly affects experienced workers between 45 and 64 who employers can ill afford to lose.
Andy says it’s hard to put into words what it’s been like caring for his mother for the last seven years. She has dementia but remains fiercely independent, refusing outside…
Introducing CareWise: an interview with Carol Brown (Diversitas) and Laurie Hilsgen (Carers NZ). 1 in 8 workers in every organisation have caring responsibilities outside of work. CareWise is a free…
Unlike other countries, New Zealand does not have a clear picture about who its carers are. But Infometrics analysis gives a good peek.
Not every carer can keep working. Not every employer gets it. But if we bridge the worlds of work and care New Zealand will be better off. We’ll be the kind of society we say we are.
Greater transparency regarding the prevalence of caring is needed across organisations in NZ, to prompt business leaders to recognise the pressure that caring in all its forms creates across their workforce.
Almost 90% of NZ’s family carers are workforce age.