Support for people looking to return to work

Caring, Working, Living aims to support people with caring responsibilities who are looking to return to work (Returners) to increase their confidence and self-esteem in relation to returning to paid employment and to improve their understanding of the skills that employers are looking for.

Support We Can Offer:

  • provide information to 'Returners' about agencies in their local area that provide support with job search skills

  • provide financial support towards the cost of job searching, for example towards the cost of childcare or other care; travel to an employment support activity; interview costs such as travel or clothing

  • provide information about employers that are offering workplace visits; work trials; placements or Returnships as part of their recruitment*

  • provide peer support through our Facebook page

* See all Pre-Employment Opportunities definitions in the document below

"Just wanted to say thanks a lot for everything you sent to help me step back into work. I really appreciate that. I will try to follow these links and will let you know if I need further help."  A Returner


In order to be eligible for support you must be:

  • either a parent or a carer

  • have been out of work for at least 12 months due to caring responsibilities

  • be looking to return to work

  • live in Greater Manchester

If this applies to you and you would like support you can complete our Eligibility Form here.

If you prefer to complete a paper copy then download the form below. You can scan and email your completed form to or post it to us at the address on the form.

We will contact you to confirm your eligibility. Even if you are not eligible for support from this project we will send you information about other ways to get support in your area.




Useful Resources

Toolkit for Returners: Helping you back to work

Flexible Working and Your Right to Request

Getting Into Work: A Guide for Parents of Disabled Children Returning to Work

If you are able to share our leaflet or poster with other people that you think may benefit from this project, then you can download copies of both below.

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