Have you ever thought to reduce hours at work or even to leave your work because of caring?

Working while caring isn’t an easy task. Employers and fellow employees might just not get it!

Trying to be on time with work tasks and  to be also a devoted carer generates stress, not always easy to manage.  A key factor to reconciliate work and care is to raise awareness among your colleaques and employers. Sometimes people do not realise what you are going through, they need more information! Work and care reconciliation is the topic of this section. You will find advice on this so challenging issue.


Large numbers of Family Carers in Ireland are also in paid employment. It may feel as if you are juggling two jobs when you are holding down a paid job and caring for a friend or relative but work can be important for your well-being, income and for maintaining social contacts…More
Caregiving is hard. Caregiving and working is really hard. We offer some quick, simple tips to help you manage two demanding roles that can complicate life.More
If you are thinking of leaving work it is important to consider the full implications.More
If you have given up work (or not worked at all) because of your caring responsibilities you may want to work or return to work once your caring role ends, or you may decide you want to combine care with work.More
Juggling work and care is a challenge facing many people. Not all carers care full time, under Irish legislation you can work or study for up to 15 hours a week and keep your carer’s payment, although income may be taken into account in relation to Carer’s Allowance.More
Working while caring isn’t an easy task. Employers and fellow employees might not understand your caring situation. Trying to meet deadlines and also be a devoted carer can generate stress. A key way to reconcile work and your caring role is to raise awareness among your colleagues and employers…More