Treetops Hospice Care

Thank you to Treetops Hospice Care who signed the charter on 7th February 2018 providing protection for their 158 employees.

Chief Executive, George Cameron, said:
“Working within an organisation that deals with terminal illness every day, I am delighted to sign this charter and as part of our Compassionate Communities work would encourage all employers to do so. It is vital that we value our employees all of the time and not just while they are at work. Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is devastating not only to the affected individual but also the wider family and friends. It is at times like this that they need the support of their employer more than ever. We will be there for our staff.”

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 29th January 2018 providing protection for their 479 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Darren Dovey, said:
“Treating staff with dignity and respect is at the centre of how we operate as an organisation and is embedded within our core values. That’s why we are committed to ensuring that staff with terminal illnesses are supported in the workplace on an individual basis, in order that they can continue to work and contribute to both the service and their families.”

University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust who signed the charter on 21st December 2017 providing protection for their 10,624 employees.

HR Director, Ro Vaughan, said:
“Working in close partnership with our staff-side colleagues, we’re pleased to be part of the Trade Union Congress campaign and to ensure all of our staff get the support they need should they be terminally ill. These are the staff who need the greatest support. We believe that every member of staff battling a terminal condition deserves the choice of how to spend their final months.”

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 20th December 2017 providing protection for all of their employees.

SPC Chair, Sarah Harrington-Pollock, said:
“We heard about the Charter and felt that it fitted very well with the Trust’s values. It puts into words some of the things that the Trust does anyway and, in signing the charter and displaying it on the corridors of the hospital, it allows us to make that commitment in a very visual and public way. We’re highly committed to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and the committee, along with the SPC, has a very strong and practical presence within the Trust. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get the backing of hospital leaders and this should be a message to any of our colleagues who receive the worst news that you will be supported and that your continued employment is not something that you need to worry about.”

Universtiy of Essex

Thank you to Universtiy of Essex who signed the charter on 19th December 2017 providing protection for their 3,000 employees.

Director of Human Resources, Susie Morgan, said:
“We are delighted at the UOE to be able to sign this important charter, which enables us to join other organisations in supporting employees and families when facing a diagnosis of terminal illness. This will enable us to promote and build on the policies we have in place to ensure a flexible, supportive  approach is taken at the end of an individual’s life.”

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 19th December 2017 providing protection for their 1,350 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Ben Ansell, said:
“I’m very proud to have today signed the Dying to Work Charter on behalf of the Service. Already working within the spirit of the TUC charter, we continue to demonstrate to our staff that we remain committed to their continued health and wellbeing. The charter represents a cornerstone in our progressive organisational culture, ensuring staff and their families will have peace of mind should they encounter a terminal diagnosis.”

UCU

Thank you to UCU who signed the charter on 6th December 2017 providing protection for their 201 employees.

UCU Unite Health and Safety Officer, Sharon Russell, said:
“By singing this charter, UCU is providing the reassurance and peace of mind to those of its employees diagnosed with a terminal illness helping them through what is undoubtedly a challenging and emotional period.”

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 29th November 2017 providing protection for all of their employees.

The Service's Head of People and Organisational Development, Tracy Crump, said:
“Our people are our Service, and their health and well being is massively important to us, so I'm really pleased that we have been able to sign this charter to set in stone our commitment to ensuring that any employee with a terminal illness has much needed security, stability and peace of mind. This actually comes at quite a poignant time for our Service, as we have recently lost one of our much-loved firefighters to a terminal illness, which really reinforces the importance of this charter.”

Northampton Borough Council

Thank you to Northampton Borough Council who signed the charter on 16th November 2017 providing protection for their 304 employees.

Cllr, Jonathan Nunn, said:
“Not only will this provide staff with job security and reassurance at a difficult time but it will also demonstrate our commitment to them as employers.”

Leeds City Council

Thank you to Leeds City Council who signed the charter on 13th November 2017 providing protection for their 14,355 employees.

Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake, said:
“As a compassionate and caring employer, we are proud to support the Dying to Work campaign. We want to ensure staff diagnosed with a terminal illness know they are supported and are provided with information and options best for them based on their individual circumstances.”