Today (Friday 30 November 2018) is Carers Rights Day and we are marking the occasion here at Raising Films by announcing We Need To Talk About Caring our 2019 Carers Survey (following on from our Making it Possible survey and report in 2016).
We are running this survey in order to learn more about how we can support carers working in the screen industries; and understand more about how caring responsibilities differ from childcare responsibilities – and require different responses from employers/managers.
According to Carers UK, carers are people who provide unpaid care by looking after someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill. These people are called carers but they would probably say they were just “looking after someone’. Sadly, so many carers are living in silence and in poverty.
In the context of an ageing population, work-related mental illness being at all time high and an NHS funding crisis, we want to support carers working in the film industry. We wish to campaign for raising the Carers Allowance to match Job Seekers allowance, making a caring assessment quicker easier and better, campaigning for the right to paid care leave of at least 5-10 days and increasing back-to-work support including return-ships and job shares.
The Carers Survey will open in the spring of 2019, and the report will be delivered mid 2019.
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You can also find out more about Carers UK and the support on offer.
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