415 The business case for employers supporting carers: reflecting on a UK model Ian Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org Katherine Wilson, email@example.com Employers for Carers, Carers UK key words working carers • employers and carers • support for carers • Employers for Carers To cite this article: Peters, I. and Wilson, K. (2017) ‘The business case for employers supporting carers: reflecting on a UK model’, International Journal of Care and Caring, 1(3): 415–20, DOI: 10.1332/239788217X15018369385347 Introduction Recruiting, retaining and
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