Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you to Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service who signed the charter on 4th February 2019 providing protection for their 1,300 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Chris Davies QFSM, said:
“It is of the utmost importance that Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service fully endorse and sign the Dying to Work Charter, as we hope it will provide a small amount of peace of mind for an employee and their family, during the most difficult of times. "I would like to thank Wales TUC Cymru, the Fire Brigades Union, Fire and Rescue Services Association, Fire Officers Association, UNISON and GMB for working with us to draft this Charter, which is specific to the needs of our employees. "Our core values are to treat people with respect; perform with excellence and to do the right thing. Should a member of our staff receive such a cruel diagnosis, it is important that he or she knows that, as a family, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service will support them to the best of our ability.”

Amber Valley Borough Council

Thank you to Amber Valley Borough Council who signed the charter on 31st January 2019 providing protection for their 243 employees.

Leader of Amber Valley Borough Council, Cllr Kevin Buttery, said:
“The council aims to be a model employer and values the contribution of its employees in the delivery and maintenance of quality services to the community. It is sensitive and supportive to those suffering the effects of ill health and signing up to the Dying to Work Charter is therefore entirely right.”

The National Library of Wales

Thank you to The National Library of Wales who signed the charter on 22nd January 2019 providing protection for their 250 employees.

HR Manager, Annwen Isaac, said:
“The National Library of Wales (NLW) is proud to sign up to the TUC's Dying to Work Charter.  It shows that we are committed to treating our staff with the dignity and respect they deserve when being diagnosed with a terminal illness.  NLW has always supported its staff in the best possible way, by signing this Charter it strengthens that commitment even more.”

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 18th January 2019 providing protection for their 14,312 employees.

Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Dr Neil Pease, said:
“We are extremely proud as a Trust to be able to pledge our support to the Dying to Work charter. We value the health and wellbeing of each and every member of our staff and feel that it is crucial that our colleagues and their families get the support that they need should they be diagnosed with a terminal condition. We have recently reviewed the Dying to Work pledge as a Trust and agreed a number of changes to practice as a result, including extending sick pay for staff with terminal conditions and also providing additional training to managers to help support colleagues. Our staff do an amazing job every day caring for our patients, so it is absolutely essential that we are also able to be there for them when they need us.”

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service

Thank you to Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service who signed the charter on 17th January 2019 providing protection for their 1,394 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Neil Odin, said:
“This is about doing the right thing. As an organisation we pride ourselves on looking after our staff – especially in their times of greatest need. “By signing this charter we hope to reassure staff of the commitment and support we will offer should they suffer from a terminal illness. “We are proud to sign up to this important charter.”

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Thank you to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council who signed the charter on 12th December 2018 providing protection for their 3,192 employees.

Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Bob Cook, said:
“Last year the Council’s People Select Committee conducted an extensive scrutiny review of sickness absence. One aspect that was considered as part of that work was the impact on our employees of serious and terminal illness. Whilst carrying out their work the Committee reviewed the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter and were pleased to confirm that the Council’s HR policies and practice are consistent with the pledges in the Charter.” Chair of People Select Committee, Jean O’Donnell, said: “Being told you have a terminal illness is understandably traumatic and everyone will respond differently. It may be that in such a situation some will be unable or will not want to work, but some employees will want or indeed need to work. Inevitably financial security will be of particular importance as well as receiving help, care and support from us as an employer. The Dying to Work Charter sets out good employment principles and practices to help support employees at such a difficult time.”

TSB

Thank you to TSB who signed the charter on 11th December 2018 providing protection for their 8,500 employees.

TSB’s HR director, Rachel Lock, said:
“Supporting our partners through all stages in their lives has always been really important to us and this move is further evidence of that.”

Select Lifestyles

Thank you to Select Lifestyles who signed the charter on 10th December 2018 providing protection for their 325 employees.

Director of Select Lifestyles, Les Trumpeter, said:
“There’s no question that here, at Select Lifestyles, we wouldn’t already provide such support to each of our employees should they ever find themselves in such a devastating situation. Joining the Charter has however helped us highlight our devotion company-wide, and all of our employees have a much deeper understanding into the cause. We will always provide all our staff with the support, security and advice, regardless of the circumstances or situations they may find themselves in.”

Nottinghamshire Police Service

Thank you to Nottinghamshire Police Service who signed the charter on 29th November 2018 providing protection for their 3,479 employees.

Chief Constable, Craig Guildford, said:
“It's extremely important that we do all we can to ensure a good working environment for all of our employees and especially when they need support and security during difficult times such as illness. "It was my pleasure to be part of the ceremony last week and to meet with Jacci, a true inspiration, who has worked so hard to ensure the organisation can learn from her own experiences. "Signing up to this charter highlights our commitment to ensuring no individual with a terminal diagnosis will be dismissed because of their condition. We will support them and should they wish to retire in a dignified way we will provide the security they need in working with them. "We are focused on becoming an Employer of Choice and promoting wellbeing, this marks just one more of the steps we are taking in order to achieve this.”

Leicestershire Police Service

Thank you to Leicestershire Police Service who signed the charter on 21st November 2018 providing protection for their 3,481 employees.

Leicestershire Police Chief Constable, Simon Cole, said:
“It is compassionate to support colleagues through a terminal illness and the role the force plays is a responsibility we take incredibly seriously. I fully support the initiative and signing the pledge is our way of publicly committing to supporting employees and officers diagnosed with a terminal illness.” Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner, Willy Bach, said: “A terminal diagnosis is a devastating blow. Peace of mind around job and financial security brings huge comfort to employees and their families. I am proud to work alongside a police force that shows such consideration and support for its employees.”