St Helena

St Helena

Thank you to St Helena who signed the charter on 1st March 2024 providing protection for their 365 employees.

Chief Executive , Mark Jarman-Howe, said:
“As an organisation dedicated to helping local people facing incurable illness, we are all too aware of the impact a diagnosis of life limiting illness has on people, not only in their daily lives but in the workplace too. “I am delighted we have signed up to the Dying to Work Charter and we are committed to ensuring that we demonstrate the same compassion, dignity and choice to our staff, as we do the thousands of people we support each year across north east Essex. “No-one facing incurable illness should have to endure unnecessary emotional stress and uncertainty because of fears they could lose their job. Signing the charter is a simple but important step for employers to take in preventing this. As part of our Compassionate Communities work, I would urge all employers to join us.”

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service

Thank you to Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service who signed the charter on 16th January 2024 providing protection for their 624 employees.

Deputy Chief Executive, Matthew Warren, said:
“The mental health and wellbeing of our staff is always at the forefront of our minds. We do our best to offer a wide variety of support for our colleagues and their families. We’ve signed the Dying to Work charter to show how they will continue to be supported should they have the tragic diagnosis of a terminal illness.”
Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Jon Anderson, added:
“We have always supported our staff that have had to deal with a serious illness diagnosis, so signing the charter is something we are very keen to do to encourage other organisations to show their commitment to staff wellbeing.”

City Building

City Building

Thank you to City Building who signed the charter on 7th November 2023 providing protection for their 2,000 employees.

Executive Director at City Building, Alan Burns, said:
“As a Fair Work employer we have a very positive relationship with our staff and trade union partners and are continually looking for ways to better support our staff. We have had an arrangement in place to support employees with a terminal illness for a number of years now and officially signing this Charter ensures staff will continue to be protected and supported during any terminal illness and we are proud to be a leading organisation in this campaign.”

The Wrekin Housing Group

The Wrekin Housing Group

Thank you to The Wrekin Housing Group who signed the charter on 14th July 2023 providing protection for their 1,200 employees.

Chief Executive of The Wrekin Housing Group, Wayne Gethings, said:
“Wrekin’s most valued asset is its staff and we are committed to supporting our colleagues and their families in whatever way we can. “We are proud to be a signatory of the Dying to Work Charter. I am really pleased that by working with the unions, we are able to demonstrate our commitment to providing support, security and understanding to terminally ill colleagues. We believe that everyone matters and this a very positive step forward in supporting our staff when they need it most. We are proud to sign up to this Charter today which will strengthen our values as an organisation and as an employer.”

West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police

Thank you to West Yorkshire Police who signed the charter on 3rd July 2023 providing protection for their 10,789 employees.

Chief Constable, John Robins, said:
“West Yorkshire Police stands united in our commitment to fostering a culture of compassion and respect, where the rights and well-being of every employee are upheld, even in the face of adversity. I sign this charter to support and safeguard those with terminal illnesses and together, we embrace empathy, understanding, and unwavering support, ensuring that no one walks this journey alone.”

Northern Gas Networks

Thank you to Northern Gas Networks who signed the charter on 29th June 2023 providing protection for their 1,500 employees.

CEO, Mark Horsley, said:
“Northern Gas Networks (NGN) is proud to be supporting the Dying to Work Charter and more importantly what that means for our colleagues. When someone finds themselves facing a terminal diagnosis, it is vital that they are treated with kindness, respect and dignity from those around them. This undoubtedly includes their employer and at NGN we are wholly committed to supporting our colleagues during an incredibly difficult and distressing time.”

Wincanton

Wincanton

Thank you to Wincanton who signed the charter on 29th March 2023 providing protection for their 20,300 employees.

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Thank you to Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council who signed the charter on 22nd November 2022 providing protection for their 3,025 employees.

Interim Chief Executive, Damien McCann, said:
“The mental health and wellbeing of all our staff is extremely important to us here at Blaenau Gwent Council. We’re proud to have signed the Dying to Work Charter, which demonstrates our continued commitment to supporting our colleagues who find themselves faced with such a devastating diagnosis. At a time of great emotional stress, fear and uncertainty colleagues will be fully supported; treated with kindness and dignity and be able to feel secure in their employment.”

Kirklees College

Kirklees College

Thank you to Kirklees College who signed the charter on 25th October 2022 providing protection for their 884 employees.

Interim HR Business Partner, Kelly Wells, said:
“This is to show Kirklees College commitment to support colleagues should they receive a terminal ill health diagnosis. This can be a time of huge emotional stress, fear and uncertainty and so signing up to this campaign will hopefully give colleagues reassurance that they will be treated with kindness, job security and dignity.”