Carer positive handover


MSP on hand to receive accreditation from Carers Scotland


Carers Scotland, the country’s leading national charity for those who care for a sick, elderly or disabled relative or partner, have praised Christina McKelvie MSP for being a carer positive employer.

Back by the Scottish Government, and administered by Carers Scotland, the Carer Positive Employer award recognises workplaces that go above and beyond to provide a flexible working environment for those with caring responsibilities.

Evidence from employers shows that supportive, inclusive and flexible working practices reduces staff turnover and absences whilst increasing productivity and commitment.

Christina McKelvie MSP was on hand in The Scottish Parliament to receive her Carer Positive Employer award from Director of Carers Scotland, Simon Hodgson.

Commenting on the award, Christina McKelvie MSP said:

“This award is a further example of the outstanding initiatives that Carers Scotland, backed by the Scottish Government, are doing to promote fair and decent work practices.

“I am delighted to be recognised as a Carer Positive Employer. Throughout my time as MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, I have constantly championed the benefit of fair work practices.

“It has been proven that by promoting fair work practices, whether that is being a living wage or Carer Positive Employer, can reduce staff turnover and improve productivity, morale and commitment.

“I would encourage all businesses throughout my constituency to contact Carers Scotland and see for themselves the innumerable benefits to becoming an accredited Carer Positive Employer.

Director of Carers Scotland, Simon Hodgson added:

“We are really pleased to recognise Christina McKelvie as a Carer Positive employer and very much welcome her support in raising awareness of the challenges faced by todays working carers.

“We look forward to working with Christina, as well as other MSPs, in promoting the benefits of carer friendly working practices and supporting local employers to participate in the Carer Positive initiative”.