"Many businesses are unaware that 1 in 8 of the workforce is a carer and many of those employees will have incredible skills and knowledge which should retained."
Do you care enough to make a difference - starting with your own workforce?
The call has gone out to businesses across the Fylde Coast inviting them to become a ‘Caring Corporate’ by joining forces with Blackpool Carers Centre.
A special networking drop-in event is being held at Beaverbrooks House, on Newton Drive on Thursday 21st March from 4-7pm, to give business owners and senior managers a better understanding of the role of a carer and how partnering with Blackpool Carers Centre can help them to decrease staff turnover and improve staff performance and job satisfaction.
“Many businesses are unaware that one in eight of the workforce is a carer and many of those employees will have incredible skills and knowledge which should be held on to.” explains Terry Hodkinson, Head of Business Development and Fundraising for the charity.
“We want to work with businesses to ensure those employees and all the experience they bring with them, are identified and supported early in their caring roles”.
Those attending on the night will be able to chat with some of the Young Carer Ambassadors and hear from some of the Adult Carers for whom the support of Blackpool Carers Centre has been crucial.
They will also sample some delicious refreshments and take a tour of the building made famous in the DIYSOS Big Build in 2016 - when hundreds of contractors across Blackpool and the Fylde, Lancashire and even further afield rallied to side of Nick Knowles and Laurence Llewelyn Bowen to transform the building into the expanding charity's new base.
The building itself was purchased and presented to the charity by Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust.
* Anyone interested in reserving a place at this uniquely different networking event should contact Julie Holland on (01253) 393748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org