Employers should do more to support employees with caring responsibilities: Unum

Six million people affected

Hemma Visavadia
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Employers should do more to support employees with caring responsibilities: Unum

More than one in five workers have dual caring responsibilities for children and elderly relatives, causing more strain to their physical and mental health, according to new research by Unum.

The employee benefits provider estimated that more than six million people in the UK workforce deal with the strain of managing a carer/working balance. In a recent poll conducted in March 2022, 35% of respondents stated that having additional caring responsibilities was negatively impacting their mental health, with 29% claiming it impacted their financial health and 25% feeling an impact to their physical health. As a result, 20% of respondents said they were less productive at work w...

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