Education and Employment

If you’re juggling work with looking after someone, you’re not alone – there are thousands like you in Bedfordshire. 

Below you will find information and resources to support you but don’t forget we have a dedicated team that can support you back into work or education. 


Click the button below to look at our Employment Support Guide that has useful information and tips. 

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. 

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