Making Reward Personal will examine the implications for employees caring for both children and elderly relatives

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Childcare is high on the new government’s agenda, with free childcare to double from 2016. The Conservative government are also likely to push ahead with their pre-election plans to scrap voluntary childcare vouchers with tax free childcare for all.

Both plans have raised questions for companies around how the new systems will managed and funded, and what the employers’ role will be.

Regardless of how these new plans will work in practice, the UK’s increasing life expectancy also means that parents – who may well be supporting children until university age – are feeling the squeeze at the other end of the spectrum as they help to care for elderly relatives.

Paternalistic employers will now find themselves in a position of supporting this ‘sandwich generation’ of carers.

Making Reward Personal is hosting an expert panel, who will ask what childcare and eldercare responsibilities are the workforce now facing, and how employers can support their staff in this position – whether through advice, flexible hours, or financial support.

The panel, comprising Rob Dolbear, managing director of time4care and Sue MacMillan, commercial director at Mumsnet, will take place at 13.55 on Thursday 9th July.

To hear the experts, and attend the rest of the conference, REGISTER HERE