Support Us Supporting Worcestershire Businesses Supporting Worcestershire Businesses 1 in 9 of your employees are likely to be unpaid carers. WAC supports many working age carers, helping them cope with the demands of their caring role alongside their work commitments. As the lead provider of Information, Advice and Support for adult unpaid carers in the County, we are best placed to provide you with a win-win solution: you retain an experienced skilled worker saving on replacement costs and lost productivity; they maintain their standard of living and and personal wellbeing. "Working for Carers" - a Business Membership and Accreditation scheme WAC is working in partnership with other countrywide carer support charities on this not-for-profit initiative, enabling us to work with employers and improve support for the working carers in our communities. Your company or organisation can join the scheme which demonstrates our joint commitment to making your workplace carer friendly. For more information please follow the link to the "Working For Carers" website. Carer breakdown is known to cost the business sector £3.5 billion per annum and this cost can be felt very acutely in SME organisations. For more information contact our Business Engagement Officer, Val Turner at VTurner@carersworcs.org.uk Other benefits Discounted advertising in our quarterly magazine which is circulated to 11,000 carers and approximately 250 statutory and non-statutory agency representatives. Business networking events and hosting opportunities Online resources and e-learning courses for staff Use of the Working For Carers logo Unlimited vacancy listings. We have fundraising initiatives to suit all budget sizes: a straight forward donation supporting us by running an ‘In Aid’ event or activity choosing us as their charity of the year Sponsor Carer Support £240 will train a volunteer for the End of Life or Talktime, telephone befriending services £120 will help us support an isolated Carer with a befriending service for one year £30 will pay for a “Caring with Confidence” session for a carer looking after someone nearing their end of life, or information and advice for a new carer.