Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Thank you to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service who signed the charter on 18th April 2017 providing protection for their 950 employees.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Becci Bryant, said:
“We are really pleased to sign-up to this Charter which strengthens our strong focus on employee welfare and wellbeing. Our employees are the heart of the Service and they can be assured that should they be unfortunate enough to experience a terminal illness we will do everything we can to support them and empower them to spend their remaining time as they wish.”

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Thank you to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council who signed the charter on 22nd March 2017 providing protection for their 5,188 employees.

Leader of Dudley Council, Cllr Pete Lowe, said:
“Council workers are the driving force of this authority and as a community council we are committed to supporting them in good times and bad. We have signed up to the ‘Dying to Work’ charter as a pledge to our employees and we hope that other organisations and businesses will come forward to do the same.”

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 21st March 2017 providing protection for their 5,500 employees.

Director of Workforce and Organisational Development , Jose Fernandez, said:
“Pennine Care already supports staff who are terminally ill with care and compassion, but it is not explicitly outlined in a policy. By signing up to the charter, our staff can be sure that the Trust would provide them with proper protection and support if they were diagnosed with a terminal illness. It allows them to have peace of mind knowing their job is protected and the future financial security of their family is guaranteed.”

Serco Group PLC

Serco

Thank you to Serco Group PLC who signed the charter on 20th March 2017 providing protection for their 23,196 employees.

HR Director, David Cadger, said:
“I am very pleased to be signing the TUC Dying to Work Charter on behalf of Serco. The charter is a public declaration of our continued commitment to supporting terminally ill employees, and is strongly aligned to our ‘Care’ value – meaning that we take care of each other, and aim to make a positive difference to people’s lives. We recognise that offering the right support, security and dignity through work can make a huge difference to the individual and their family, providing valuable peace of mind. We would encourage other employers to show their commitment to this important issue by signing up to the charter.”

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council

Thank you to Leicestershire County Council who signed the charter on 7th March 2017 providing protection for their 5,700 employees.

Leader of Leicestershire County Council, Cllr Nicholas Rushton, said:
“We are committed to supporting our staff during the most difficult of times. Signing this charter is an important way of showing this commitment.”

Hospice UK

Thank you to Hospice UK who signed the charter on 23rd February 2017 providing protection for their 57 employees.

Chief Operating Officer, Craig Duncan, said:
“As the national charity for hospice care, we are acutely aware of the challenges faced by terminally ill people in their daily lives, including in the workplace. No-one with a life-limiting condition should have to endure unnecessary emotional stress and uncertainty because of fears they could lose their job. We are delighted to sign up to this laudable campaign to help ensure that terminally ill people have greater employment protection and can be confident that employers will be more compassionate towards their needs.”

The Co-operative Group

The Co-operative Group

Thank you to The Co-operative Group who signed the charter on 20th February 2017 providing protection for their 70,000 employees.

Head of Employee Relations, Andy Clarke, said:
“Signing the Charter is an important way of underlining our commitment to supporting colleagues during the most difficult of times.”

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 16th February 2017 providing protection for their 7,500 employees.

Chief Executive, Karen Partington, said:
“Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to sign up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter and to show our continuing commitment to supporting employees who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. We recognise the difficult challenges this diagnosis brings and signing this Charter will ensure that our employees are supported, with care and compassion, in the decisions they make regarding work.”

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 10th February 2017 providing protection for their 4,500 employees.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Tracy Allen, said:
“This charter is very important to us as a caring organisation. Patient care is at the heart of our purpose and our staff were recently rated excellent by the Care Quality Commission for their caring. As an organisation we must look after the people who do that exceptional caring for others.”