CARERS: Time off in an emergency

If you’re working as well as caring for someone, it can be a lot to handle at once. It may help to know about your rights at work. Age UK have a new guide on their website, to help you with this delicate balance.


And here’s just one section from that article, dealing with the right to time off work in case of an emergency:

You have the right to time off in an emergency when it involves a person who is dependent on you. That might include, for example, your partner, your parent, or your child. If someone else relies on you for help, they may also count as a dependent.

Examples of when you might need to use this right to emergency time off include:

  • where your normal care arrangements have been cancelled or changed
  • if the person you care for dies, is ill, or has an accident
  • when you need time off to organise long-term arrangements for the person you care for
  • when they are ill or injured
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