Award on offer for employers who care

Carers Northumberland, a charity which supports those who are caring for the ill, elderly or disabled, has announced a new award for employers.

The North East Employer Award has been designed to recognise, share and celebrate examples of positive working practices which demonstrate support for staff who are also carers.

Kate Whitehead, from Carers Northumberland, said: “This award is about promoting examples of good practice in the workplace. It is a way of publically showing that a business is a cut above the average as a supportive employer that invests in its staff.

“We should like to see many more businesses in Northumberland put themselves forward for the award.”

For more information, contact Kate on 01668 932008 or Anne-Marie Johnstone on 01670 320025.