NRS Healthcare was delighted to support an employability event specifically for young carers.

The Movin’ On Day was hosted by Barking & Dagenham and Thurrock Carers on behalf of the Carers Trust and those attending also received holistic support.

Rita Eluwade, Social Value Lead for NRS in London, and Claire Brandon, HR Business Partner both attended with Claire delivering a presentation around employment rights, age related pay, support available for carers and flexible working.

Rita said:

“It’s important to enhance young people’s experience by planning events that are educative, informative yet fun for them. “I was impressed to see the young people who came to the event came on time and they engaged with us and showed interest in what was being said. Working with the Carers Trust on this project shows what NRS Healthcare can achieve when we partner with others.”

Claire said it was a pleasure to attend.

“We had a group of young people aged from 12-19 and it was a credit to them taking time out of their school holidays to attend. We started with a quick ice breaker quiz and then a session to understand if they had any experience or exposure to the world of employment. This was followed by a presentation where the young carers asked a variety of questions and made observations throughout. I felt privileged to be able to engage with these future workers to help them understand their rights, but also to many of the tools used by employers are there to help them grow and remain in employment.”

Daisy Falconer, is the Young Carers Programme Manager, with the Carers Trust. She said:

“Young carers face significant barrier when transitioning into adulthood. We know young unpaid carers are three times more like to be NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and struggle to attain fulfilling employment. Due to their caring role, they often miss out on ‘networking’ opportunities as their parents are now always in employment themselves due to ill health. Event likes this are vital. They allow young people to meet each other and connect, to meet employers and understand more about their roles and debunk any myths they have about working life. They upskill, learn new things and it is a real confidence boost. We’d like to thank NRS Healthcare for delivering an empowering employment rights sessions to a group of young carers who are exploring the next steps into adulthood. Claire and Rita were great. They connected to the young people, kept them engaged, spoke about their own experiences, which was fantastic as it’s about providing experiences for these young people.”