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June 7, 2017

Carers Week 12-18 June

Filed under: Carers — hwalker2 @ 9:41 am

elderly man affectionately kissing woman on cheek Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

A carer is a person who provides a substantial amount of unpaid care on a regular basis for another individual or a person who provides more occasional support to cope with changes in circumstances or health of another individual.

The University recognises that a carer can be a spouse, parent, sibling, child or other dependent and could be living in the same home as the person being cared for or further away.

The University’s ‘caring for carers’ guidance outlines the support available to employees who have a caring responsibility so that they can balance work with caring commitments and continue to be effective in their role.

Find out more: http://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/policies-guidance/leave-absence/caring-for-carers

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