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. Sometimes people do not realise what you are going through; they need more information! Think about how your employer could best help you and talk to them about your needs. You could talk to your employer about working modified hours or even working from home.

 

There is also the possibility of applying for leave. See here for more information.