This year, Mishcon de Reya is recognising Carers' Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The focus of Carers' Week 2015 is on building Carer Friendly Communities: communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. The campaign is brought to life by the individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK.
Mishcon de Reya has created a dedicated online 'Caring responsibilities' page and the formal provision of support to those with caring responsibilities, including (but not limited to) an employee assistance programme, agile working and additional holiday.
Ramona Mehta, Partner and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, commented:
Caring is something that affects each and every one of us at some point in our lives. By recognising Carers’ Week, we hope to raise awareness of those within our business who have caring responsibilities and provide advice and information on the support available both internally and externally. Carers’ Week is the ideal time to find out what practical support is available and, through our commitment to initiatives like this, I know we can continue to foster a carer-friendly working environment.
To find out more about Carers' Week, click here.