Forest of Dean District Council

Forest of Dean District Council

Thank you to Forest of Dean District Council who signed the charter on 7th September 2021 providing protection for all of their employees.

Leader of Forest of Dean District Council, Cllr Tim Gwilliam, said:
“Being diagnosed with a terminal illness; it’s the news that no one ever wants to hear, for themselves or for a loved one. "Here at the Forest of Dean District Council we are committed to helping our staff and their families. We are happy to sign this charter, ensuring that through what is already a difficult and distressing time that they will not have to worry about their financial stability and will be able to find the right support when needed.”

Ceredigion County Council

Thank you to Ceredigion County Council who signed the charter on 1st July 2021 providing protection for their 3,528 employees.

Prif Weithredwr, Eifion Evans, said:
“Bydd derbyn diagnosis o salwch terfynol yn newyddion torcalonnus i’r unigolyn a’i deulu. Fel Cyngor, rydym yn cydnabod pa mor bwysig yw hi bod ein gweithwyr yn gwybod y byddwn yn rhoi sicrwydd o waith iddynt, yn tawelu eu meddwl, ac yn rhoi’r hawl iddynt ddewis y camau gorau iddyn nhw a’u teuluoedd. Rydym wedi ymrwymo i’w helpu i ddelio â’r cyfnod heriol hwn gydag urddas a’u cefnogi i gyflawni'r canlyniadau gorau ar gyfer eu hamgylchiadau ariannol unigol.” Chief Executive, Eifion Evans, said: “Receiving a terminal diagnosis will be devastating news to the individual and their families. As a Council we recognise the importance that our employees know we will provide them with the security of work, peace of mind and the right to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families. We are committed to helping them deal with this challenging period with dignity and that they are supported to achieve the best outcomes for their individual financial circumstances.”

Embrace Multi Academy Trust

Thank you to Embrace Multi Academy Trust who signed the charter on 28th June 2021 providing protection for their 390 employees.

HR Manager, Craig Clasper, said:
“Embrace Multi Academy Trust are delighted to be signatories of this excellent initiative; it is important to us that our staff feel supported and valued. Signing this Charter will formalise our commitment to staff and provide a pledge that should any member of staff be in the awful predicament of a terminal diagnosis, that Embrace MAT will give staff a choice in their final months, where their employment is concerned. We are very proud to be the first mainstream education Trust to sign up to the Dying to Work Charter.”

Health Education England

Thank you to Health Education England who signed the charter on 10th June 2021 providing protection for their 3,310 employees.

HEE Chief Executive, Dr Navina Evans, said:
“At HEE, our people are our priority, and we want to do all that we can to support colleagues who experience a terminal illness diagnosis. Signing the charter clearly shows the standard that we commit to meeting, and I hope reassures all colleagues that we will offer the respect, dignity and choice they deserve at the most difficult of times.”

NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Thank you to NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit who signed the charter on 2nd June 2021 providing protection for their 1,712 employees.

Deputy Director of People, Adam Burgess Evans, said:
“The Health and Wellbeing of our staff is our top priority and our organisation has been and continues to be committed to ensuring all our staff feel valued and supported, particularly when facing life’s challenges. So we had no hesitation in signing up to the TUC charter alongside our trade unions and I hope that more employers do the same. "We wholeheartedly support this important campaign which is aimed at providing the reassurance and peace of mind to employees at a time when they are needed most. The charter affirms our commitment that any member of staff dealing with a terminal diagnosis is treated with respect, dignity and is given the right to decide the best course of action for themselves and their families.” Staff Side Chair, Carole Adebayo, said: “We (MLCSU Staff Side) support the TUC’s Dying to Work campaign, so that all our colleagues battling terminal illness have adequate employment protection and have their death-in-service benefits protected for the loved ones they leave behind. Workers who suffer a terminal illness will require support and understanding. This charter guarantees avoidance of additional stress and worry being placed upon them.”

West Northamptonshire Council

Thank you to West Northamptonshire Council who signed the charter on 22nd April 2021 providing protection for their 3,900 employees.

Chief Executive of West Northamptonshire Council, Anna Earnshaw, said:
“As Chief Executive of West Northamptonshire Council I am delighted to have signed up to the TUC Dying to Work Charter, which sets out an agreed way in which our employees will be supported, protected and guided throughout their employment, following a terminal diagnosis. It is really important to me that we offer health and wellbeing support to all colleagues, particularly during the most difficult periods. The charter will be displayed in all of our four office locations as a clear statement of our commitment.”

Awen Trust

awen

Thank you to Awen Trust who signed the charter on 20th April 2021 providing protection for their 137 employees.

Chief Executive, Richard Hughes, said:
“At Awen, people are at the heart of what we do and this includes our workforce. A terminal illness diagnosis brings with it huge emotional stress, fear, anxiety and uncertainty and signing this Charter demonstrates our commitment and enhances the support practices which are already in place. I hope this will provide reassurance and peace of mind to our workforce that, should they be faced with such a difficult period in their lives, their wellbeing at work will remain a priority.”

Nottingham CityCare Partnership CIC

Nottingham City Care

Thank you to Nottingham CityCare Partnership CIC who signed the charter on 1st April 2021 providing protection for their 1,224 employees.

Chief Executive of CityCare, Lyn Bacon, said:
“Signing the ‘Dying to Work’ charter is an important step for CityCare. We are always seeking to improve the support we can offer our employees and this is another important phase in our journey. Our teams do a fantastic job serving our community and signing this charter alongside our Trades Union partners further reflects our values as an organisation and our commitment to our colleagues.” Director of Nursing and AHPs, Tracy Litherland, and Joint Trades Union Chair for CityCare, Tracy Tyrell, added: “The Trades Unions are delighted to have been able to take the Charter through its journey to sign-off and feel that it will also enable us to support members and staff through sometimes difficult times allowing them to complete their individual career journey in their own way.”

Cheshire Constabulary

Cheshire Constabulary

Thank you to Cheshire Constabulary who signed the charter on 16th March 2021 providing protection for their 3,788 employees.

Chief Constable, Darren Martland, said:
“At Cheshire Constabulary we are constantly working to offer the very best tailored help and guidance to staff when they are in need of our support. “That is why we are signing up to the Dying to Work campaign to ensure that anyone who faces a devastating terminal diagnosis have employment protection and that their families receive the support they need. “It is crucially important for us to provide security and peace of mind for when a member of our workforce is diagnosed with a terminal illness and I hope that we can avoid unnecessary stress and worry. “We will give our staff the right to choose the best course of action for them, their loved ones, and we will support them every step of the way.”

Lancashire Constabulary

Thank you to Lancashire Constabulary who signed the charter on 12th March 2021 providing protection for their 5,752 employees.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, said:
“Dealing with a terminal illness and the fallout that a diagnosis entails can be a very daunting and stressful time for all involved, especially in relation to work. "I am proud to work with trade unions to sign the 'Dying to Work' charter so that staff who are diagnosed with a terminal illness should not have any additional stress or worry when it comes to their job. "I am committed to making sure that police officers and staff have dignity in their place of work and the backing of their employer should the unthinkable happen.”