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689,000 reasons to Care!

Jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund (ESF), the Working for Carers project is to help and support unpaid carers who are considering employment, education/training and volunteering. This 3 year project will provide a FREE client-centred wrap around service that supports carers with starting or returning to work while still caring for a sick or disabled family member or friend. Redbridge Carers Support Service have been selected as the Hub Lead to deliver this project across the boroughs of Redbridge, Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest and Greenwich. This is the first employment project designed specifically to meet the needs of carers. Support available will include, CV writing, developing interview skills and confidence building, developing effective job searching skills and understanding employment rights as a carer. Carers are also supported with becoming Self-Employed should they choose this route. This project will enable carers to see an improvement in their general health and well-being as well as their independence and their economic wellbeing. Carers are supported by an Employment Personal Advisor throughout their time on the project. Through one to ones, small group workshops, peer/mentor support and events, carers are empowered to develop the skills and experience they need to improve their lives, increase their self-worth and self-esteem.

Meet the Team

Harriet Owusu – Working for Carers Project Manager

Working for Carers Employment Personal Advisors

Kate Kuczynsk

Rani Raju

Syeda Hussain

Get in Touch

If you or someone you know is an unpaid carer, aged 25 and over and would like to develop new skills and build confidence, then please get in touch. Email: wfc@rcss.org.uk Tel: 0208 514 6251

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