Working while caring

If you're employed and you care for someone, you have legal rights that protect you from discrimination at work. You can request flexible working so your work fits in better with your caring responsibilities and you can ask for time off if there's an emergency with the person you're supporting.

This library is for all carers looking after someone who is unable to care for themselves.

If you are caring for a someone with a terminal illness, it can be both rewarding and challenging. Information from Marie Curie can help you know what to expect – from day-to-day caring to looking after your own needs. Please visit our site via the useful links.

The information available from this website is not intended to replace any advice from health, social care or other professionals. We suggest that you consult with a qualified professional about your individual circumstances. Read our legal disclaimer for more information.