We have enormous respect for those who combine work with informal care. For many carers, it is a challenge to find a good balance between caring for their loved one and turning up at work. Our advice: talk to your employer about your care duties. There are often more possibilities than you might think, such as working flexible hours or taking temporary leave if necessary.
The links below can help you prepare for a discussion with your manager.
- At the MantelzorgNL website, you will find more information about the options, plus tips on how to prepare for a discussion with your manager. https://www.mantelzorg.nl/onderwerpen/werk/
- This discussion board contains plenty of tips for talking to your employer and colleagues
- If your employer wants to know more about a care-friendly personnel policy, PEP can help. PEP works closely with The Hague city council and the foundation Werk en Mantelzorg, to support organisations in adopting a care-friendly personnel policy. Want to know more? You or your employer can make an appointment with the informal care team via PEP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 070 – 302 44 44. Please ask for Elles Voorsluijs.
If you want some more tools for combining care and work, free online lessons are available at https://www.mantelzorgpower.nl/home.
Want to know more about the various leave options? Check out this video at Mantelzorg NL https://www.mantelzorg.nl/onderwerpen/werk/verlofregelingen-voor-mantelzorgers/.