Katherine Wilson for The Health Foundation

Work plays a huge part in our health and wellbeing. However, it’s not simply about having a job. Our working conditions, the level of support provided by our employer and our work-life balance are also important.

This is especially true for the 3 million workers in the UK who also care for loved ones with disabilities or serious health conditions. With our ageing population and workforce, and growing pressures on services and families, it’s never been more important to support carers in the workplace, in order to retain skilled, healthy and productive staff.