Carers Cafe – For unpaid carers in Bexley

Pop in for a free drink and a chat with local charities who can provide help with:

  • Reducing energy bills
  • Information about welfare benefits
  • Looking after your mental health
  • Carers breaks
  • Form filling
  • General support and guidance
  • Groups and activities

Next cafe will be taking place on 27th June 10am until 12.00 noon at the Salvation Arm, Lion Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8NR

Carer’s Leave Act 2023 now in force

Following the approval of the draft regulations of the Carer’s Leave Act 2023 on Tuesday 27 February, the Act came into force on Saturday the 6th of April.

What does this mean for you as a carer? It means that if you are a carer in employment, you are entitled to a new statutory right to take five days of unpaid leave from work each year to fulfil your caring responsibilities.

Any member of staff is eligible to apply carers leave irrespective of job family and length of service. A member of staff’s employment is continuous during a period of Carers leave. Staff members do not need to provide evidence of their dependant’s care needs.

You can read more about the Act here.

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