Education & Employment

If you’re a carer, it’s likely that you are juggling work or education with looking after someone, or you may have had to give up work to become a full-time carer for your loved one.

Working and Caring

This section takes you through your rights at work, including flexible working, taking time off and protection from discrimination.

Leaving Work

Leaving work to take on caring is a huge step, and this page is designed to help you think through all of the options to make sure this is the right decision for you.

Support in Work

Sometimes contractual rights can be more generous than your statutory rights, so it’s worth looking into your terms of employment or policies at work to see if they offer any benefits. You could also ask your employer if they offer any specific support for carers.


Life at school, college or university provides challenges for all young people, but for those with a caring role at home there are often additional difficulties with their education. Commonly there are issues with attendance, concentration, behaviour and achievement. In this section we explore the support available to help you reach your full potential.