Care comparison and matching site Care Sourcer has launched a free Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all UK care provider employees. The free programme, provided through Health Assured and initially funded by Legal & General, is available to employees of both care homes and care-at-home providers.
The EAP will offer advice and guidance to support employees with issues including mental or physical stress, bereavement, money worries, and general low morale.
Legal & General will fund the EAP for the first 12 months of its operation. Last year, the FTSE100 financial services company announced it was investing £6m in Care Sourcer, before launching its care-focused Retirement Living Solutions division earlier this year.
Care providers can register for the free EAP online.
Steve Ellis, CEO, Legal & General Retirement Living Solutions, said: “Supporting Care Sourcer’s EAP launch is another positive step towards our long-term aim of building a better, fairer society for all.”
Richard Muncaster, CEO of The Care Workers’ Charity, added: “Now all care organisations, regardless of budget, can offer care workers professional support to talk through any personal challenges, and provide guidance on how to get further help.”