If you want to start or return to work, there are some things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer.
There is support available to boost your confidence, if it has been a while since you worked and to help you regain skills to ease you back to work. This includes:
- training, guidance and work placement programmes
- work experience, volunteering and job trials
- help with starting your own business
- help with child care or caring responsibilities
It is also important to remember that you may have developed skills from your caring role.
If you are a carer and want to return to work, you may be able to get help from Jobcentre Plus. The Work Preparation Support for Carers scheme offers advice and training.