Helping Working Carers and Employers

Practical Planning

Caroline WatersMeet Dame Caroline Waters, Director of People and Policy for BT (British Telecom). When visiting New Zealand, Caroline talked about the benefits flexible working offers employers, carers, the government and the country.

Listen to our interview with Caroline, who acts as Overseas Advisor to New Zealand's Employment for Caring leadership group, whose members include Carers NZ, Business NZ, the NZ Carers Alliance, the NZ Council of Trade Unions, Bupa, the Ministry of Social Development, Work and Income, and the Department of Labour. Employer members include the Waitemata District Health Board.

Employment for Caring

The New Zealand equivalent of the UK's employer initiative for carers is called Employment for Caring (formerly Work Life Care). Speaking on behalf of the leadership group, Carers NZ CEO Laurie Hilsgen says its focus is providing helpful information to working age carers and employers. Listen to an interview with Laurie. To inquire about Employment for Caring, contact Carers NZ.