Good New Year’s News for Carers
It is lovely to start the new year with some good news; it has been announced that the Carer’s Leave Act 2023 Act becomes law on the 6th of April 2024!
The Carer’s Leave Act gives unpaid carers the legal right to take up to their equivalent working week in unpaid leave from work a year to support their caring responsibilities. Up until now, carers have only been able to take time off for emergencies. The new law means carers can take time away from work for things like hospital appointments or meetings with social workers.
Carers can get an overview of their rights at work here: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/work-and-career/your-rights-in-work/taking-time-off-when-needed/
Employers can get up to date on the new rules with Carers UK and Employers for Carers https://carersuk-news.org/74C-8HX1N-9PSB64-5CBV8F-1/c.aspx