CAREWELL PhD candidate Breda Moloney recently joined members of the Sustainable Care Early Career Researcher network on the Care Matters Podcast from the University of Sheffield to discuss their research and wider care-related issues. Breda, whose PhD focuses on young carers and their perceptions regarding their future careers, was joined by Obert Tawodzera, Camille Allard and Wing Lee Lam. You can listen to the “Young carers, working carers and caring at a distance” episode here
As part of Future Jobs Ireland, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister of State David Stanton TD, launched a Public Consultation on Flexible Working to inform the development of a national flexible working policy. The consultation, which concluded in January 2020, sought the views of employees, employers, trade unions and the general public.
The CAREWELL team made a written submission to the public consultation based on the needs of those who are balancing paid employment with the care of someone with a disability, chronic illness or frailty. The team is supportive of the introduction of a policy on flexible working, which would enable family carers in particular to balance work commitments with caregiving responsibilities of a dependent relative at home. You can read the CAREWELL team’s full submission below.
With funding from the HRB Conference and Event Sponsorship Scheme, the CAREWELL team will host a stakeholder event on Thursday 5th December this year. This one-day seminar will highlight the importance of supporting family carers in the workplace. Professor Sue Yeandle, Director of CIRCLE, Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities, University of Sheffield, UK is keynote speaker and will present on ‘Combining Work and Care: An International Perspective‘. A range of stakeholders, including CAREWELL collaborators are invited to the event. Places are limited, so please register here or by emailing email@example.com.