Why employers should support carers

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) reveals that by 2030, dementia caring obligations will cost companies more than £3 billion.

As the population of England ages, the number of people with dementia is expected to rise to 1.09 million by 2030. The report predicts this will have a huge impact on businesses as the number of workers reducing hours, changing work patterns or even quitting, due to the demands of caring, is expected to grow.

Findings also show that the number of people who will have left employment to care for people with dementia is set to rise from 50,000 in 2014, to 83,100 in 2030.

Businesses have started to recognise this issue, with 1 in 12 companies (8%) having made attempts to accommodate the needs of a member of staff with dementia, and more than half (52.1%) considering taking such action in the future.

 

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