The response to coronavirus has affected both employers and employers. Our Supporting Working Carers project engages with employers looking at supporting the 1-in-8 of the workforce who are juggling work with caring for a loved one. We have collated information and guidance to support employers and working carers during the coronavius outbreak.

  • ACAS: advice for employers and employees
  • Mental Health at Work have put together a toolkit focusing on coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues
  • Small Business Britain have launched #TheBigSupport so that every business owner knows they are not on their own and that you can ask for help.
  • Article: Managing your small business during coronavirus
  • COVID-19 testing for Personal Assistants

    The Coronavirus National Testing Programme has now expanded to include all personal care assistants (PAs), across both health and social care, who are having to self-isolate due to having coronavirus-like symptoms or because a member of their household has symptoms.
    Further information about the programme can be found here on Skills for Care’s specific COVID-19 pages for individual employers here.  

  • Coronavirus Guidance for People Receiving Direct payments

    This new guidance, published on 21 April, is for people who buy care and support through a direct payment
    Read the guidance