South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council

Thank you to South Ribble Borough Council who signed the charter on 30th November 2021 providing protection for their 350 employees.

Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, Councillor Paul Foster, said:
“Terminal illness is something we never wish to think about but something that could be a reality for any of us. Dignity and respect are something that should be awarded to anyone who is facing the end of their life and it is abhorrent that so many individuals are faced with anxiety, stress and worry when faced with a terminal illness while at work. “I’m so proud that South Ribble Borough Council has signed the Dying to Work Charter as it demonstrates our support and care for our employees in the hardest of times. Work should be a place where people can feel safe, respected and supported and I hope that more organisations across the region follow suit and sign the Charter.”

Bassetlaw District Council

BDCNN

Thank you to Bassetlaw District Council who signed the charter on 23rd November 2021 providing protection for their 550 employees.

Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Simon Greaves, said:
“A terminal diagnosis is devastating and is a time of huge emotional stress, fear and uncertainty. By signing the Dying to Work Charter we are ensuring that our people will be supported and that we can provide security of work and peace of mind during the most difficult of times.”

West of England Combined Authority

WEST OF ENGLAND COMBINED AUTHORITY

Thank you to West of England Combined Authority who signed the charter on 22nd November 2021 providing protection for all of their employees.

Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, said:
“This is about doing the right thing and workers and their families peace of mind. “I want them to know that should anyone receive the very difficult news of a terminal illness diagnosis that their employer stands with them. “Fundamentally, this is about giving those with a terminal illness the right to choose to stay in work, and to give them the dignity they deserve. “I would urge other businesses across the West of England to sign the Charter too.”

Sefton Council

Sefton Council

Thank you to Sefton Council who signed the charter on 18th November 2021 providing protection for their 3,300 employees.

Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member – Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, Cllr. Paulette Lappin, said:
“It’s really important that employees who are diagnosed with a terminal illness know they will be supported by the Council and not face any additional stress or worries. We already work really closely with GMB, Unison, Unite & the TUC, and by signing the Dying to Work Charter we are demonstrating our commitment to our hard-working, dedicated employees." Chief Personnel Officer at Sefton Council, Mark Dale said: "The council’s most valued asset is its staff and we are committed to supporting our colleagues and their families in whatever way we can. Worrying about your job should be the least of your concerns and so we are proud to sign the Dying to Work charter, giving those who are faced with a terminal illness the dignity and respect they deserve. “We hope that other employers will follow our lead in supporting the TUC’s campaign.”

Leicester Diocesan Board of Education

DOLBOE

Thank you to Leicester Diocesan Board of Education who signed the charter on 16th November 2021 providing protection for their 3 employees.

Diocesan Director of Education, Carolyn Lewis, said:
“The Leicester Diocesan Board of Education is wholeheartedly committed to showing support of its staff team by signing the Dying to Work Charter. "The LDBE is a small charity which exists to serve church school education across the Diocese of Leicester, in 97 schools educating 23,000 children and young people. It is hoped that in signing the charter, LDBE inspires all schools and academy trusts to do the same. "If we aspire for children and young people to flourish, then we believe that staff should feel valued and supported at one of the most vulnerable times in their life.”

Cheltenham Borough Council

Cheltenham Borough Council

Thank you to Cheltenham Borough Council who signed the charter on 3rd November 2021 providing protection for their 240 employees.

Leader at Cheltenham Borough Council, Cllr Rowena Hay, said:
“Our people are at the heart of our organisation. It’s vital that employees have all the support they need during difficult times and that’s why we have signed up to the charter. We want to give peace of mind to staff and their families should the unthinkable happen.”

RNN Group

RNN-Group

Thank you to RNN Group who signed the charter on 2nd November 2021 providing protection for their 750 employees.

Executive Director of HR, Jane Hartog, said:
“The Dying to Work Charter is an incredibly important commitment that we are, as an organisation, very proud to have signed up to. At the RNN group we recognise that the terminal illness of an employee requires the full support and understanding of us as an employer. “Our commitment to signing up to the Dying to Work Charter builds on existing policies within the group, which are in place to help employees in these devastating situations. “We are proud to be part of this incredibly important Charter and look forward to developing the values we share.”

Skills Development Scotland

SDS

Thank you to Skills Development Scotland who signed the charter on 22nd October 2021 providing protection for their 1,714 employees.

Director of HR, Carolyn Anderson, said:
“We believe the Dying to Work Charter embodies our approach to supporting colleagues during these difficult times and we look to provide support on an individual basis which is tailored for each person with the employee at the centre making informed decisions in relation to their needs. "Dying to Work enables our colleagues and trade union partners to be fully aware of our approach and allows us to work together to give colleagues reassurance that they or another colleague will be looked after sensitively.”

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Thank you to Gloucestershire Constabulary who signed the charter on 22nd September 2021 providing protection for their 2,253 employees.

Chief Constable, Rod Hansen, said:
“We will always look out for our staff's health and wellbeing. To be diagnosed with a terminal illness would be hugely stressful for the individual and their family, and if we can help try and alleviate that stress in any way we will. I hope that by signing this charter we reduce anyone's anxieties about how we as an employer would treat them if they were ever diagnosed with a terminal illness." Police and Crime Commissioner, Chris Nelson said: “Police officers and staff often put themselves in harm’s way to help keep Gloucestershire safe, so I’m very proud to work alongside a Force which values the wellbeing of its staff. By signing this charter, our staff can be assured over their job security, as they navigate what must be a hugely traumatic time for them and their families.”

Torfaen County Borough Council

TCB

Thank you to Torfaen County Borough Council who signed the charter on 8th September 2021 providing protection for their 4,000 employees.

Head of HR, Jason Lewis, said:
“We consider ourselves to be a caring employer and the welfare of our staff is important to us. We will always act in the best interests of any employee who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and will do everything that we can to support both the employee and their family. Signing the Dying To Work Charter will reinforce our commitment to caring for staff who have been affected by this”