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.”

Dyfed-Powys Police

Thank you to Dyfed-Powys Police who signed the charter on 24th February 2021 providing protection for their 2,200 employees.

Chief Constable, Mark Collins, said:
“In joining the police family, our officers and staff have devoted their careers to helping people during difficult and traumatic incidents – it’s only right that we do what we can to support our colleagues in their own times of need. “Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is one of the most distressing things that can happen, impacting the whole family, and yet many people are still working when they receive this terrible news. “Nobody in this situation should be worrying about work, and in signing the charter we are committing to doing all we can to offer peace of mind to all those involved. "This commitment will only strengthen our values as an organisation.”

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council

Thank you to West Sussex County Council who signed the charter on 20th February 2021 providing protection for their 5,333 employees.

County Council Chief Executive, Becky Shaw, said:
“Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is not something anyone should face alone and as an organisation WSCC is committed to offering as much support and security as possible for any of our staff who finds themselves in such a position. It’s important staff feel valued whatever comes their way - in or out of work.” Chief Fire Officer, Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, added: “In our line of work as a Fire and Rescue Service, staff are bravely helping others in environments which are, by their very nature, extreme – so to show that they will always have the necessary support and can feel secure in the work they are dedicated to delivering is extremely important.”

Qualifications Wales

Thank you to Qualifications Wales who signed the charter on 29th January 2021 providing protection for their 80 employees.

Chief Executive, Philip Blaker, said:
Commitment to our staff is important to us at Qualifications Wales and I am proud to sign the charter in partnership with our Trade Union to show our continuing support. We have strong values and signing the charter will strengthen these as well as giving our staff the peace of mind at a difficult time and enable them to choose the best course of action for themselves and their families.

Humberside Police

Humberside Police

Thank you to Humberside Police who signed the charter on 15th December 2020 providing protection for their 3,460 employees.

Chief Constable, Lee Freeman, said:
Our officers and staff help so many people in their times of need, so it’s only right that we do the same for them. Your job should be the last thing on your mind when you’re given a terminal diagnosis, so this commitment is about offering peace of mind for anyone in this situation. "We’re proud to sign up for this Charter which will only strengthen our values as an organisation.