Northumbria Police

Thank you to Northumbria Police who signed the charter on 28th November 2019 providing protection for their 5,092 employees.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness, said:
“Your job should be the last thing on your mind when you’re given a terminal diagnosis. You need dignity, you need money – you need a responsible employer who will step up and help you through the difficulties that lie ahead. Our officers and staff help so many people in their times of need – it’s only right that our organisations do the same. This commitment is about offering peace of mind and the right to choose a course of action that’s right for you and your family. Every person battling terminal conditions should be able to choose how to spend their final months. I hope to see as many companies and organisations as possible sign up to the Dying to Work campaign to show employees that they are valued and will be given the support they rightly deserve.”

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 28th November 2019 providing protection for their 14,899 employees.

Trust CEO, Dame Jackie Daniel, said:
“It’s absolutely true to say that the people who work here are the most important part of the organisation. We could not provide such high quality care and services without everyone’s commitment and dedication to patients. "So, if a member of our team becomes terminally ill it’s vitally important that we provide them with the best possible care and support. “When a person is going through such a difficult time, they really shouldn’t need to worry about their work and by signing the charter Newcastle hospitals is committing to ensuring no member of staff will have to do that.”

New College Durham

Thank you to New College Durham who signed the charter on 18th November 2019 providing protection for their 550 employees.

Principal, John Widdowson, said:
“The College supports our staff as they work hard to respond to the needs of our students and the community we serve. The Charter affirms our commitment that any member of staff who needs that support themselves when faced with the devastating news of a diagnosis of a terminal illness they will be treated with respect and dignity. "The Charter also recognises that the families of our staff dealing with such news also need comfort and support. "We had no hesitation in signing the Charter. It reflects our current practice and reaffirms our commitment to support our people as they deal with life’s challenges.”

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 13,000 employees.

Chair of both UH Bristol and WAHT, Jeff Farrar, said:
“As the Chairman of these Trusts, I cannot reiterate enough how important it is to put the health and wellbeing of our staff at the forefront of our minds. “That is why the way we show that we care and support our staff at such a difficult time is critically important. “I hope the charter goes some way to demonstrate and formalise this support”

Cotswold District Council

Thank you to Cotswold District Council who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 19 employees.

Leader of the Council, Joe Harris, said:
“When I read about the Dying to Work campaign I was both touched and saddened at the treatment of some workers by unscrupulous employers. I am determined this should never be allowed to happen at the Council and I am happy to sign the Charter to ensure no-one is ever treated in this way. "Having to face news of a terminal illness is a hugely distressing situation for anyone and we need to offer as much support and advice in the workplace as possible which is why we wholeheartedly support this campaign.”

West Oxfordshire District Council

Thank you to West Oxfordshire District Council who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 6 employees.

Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council, James Mills, said:
“I cannot imagine the distress and turmoil caused by being diagnosed with a terminal illness. This Charter ensures that employers are committed to helping staff and their families in whatever way is most appropriate, not least by protecting their employment and removing the worry of losing their financial security. Signing up to it seemed an obvious step and we fully support the campaign.”

Publica Group (Support) Ltd

Thank you to Publica Group (Support) Ltd who signed the charter on 14th November 2019 providing protection for their 650 employees.

Publica’s Managing Director, Jan Britton, said:
“Being diagnosed with a terminal illness must be a devastating experience so it is vital that staff are given as much support as possible at this extremely difficult time. Signing up to this Charter means we will ensure peace of mind around job and financial security and do everything we can to help them and their families.”

UNISON

Thank you to UNISON who signed the charter on 24th October 2019 providing protection for their 1,200 employees.

Director of HR and Staff Learning and Development, Alan Farmer, said:
“UNISON is proud to be signing the Dying to Work Charter alongside our trade unions on behalf of our 1200 employees. Every person battling terminal conditions deserves the choice of how to spend their final months. When staff are faced with such tough diagnosis, we are committed to ensuring that they are treated with respect in a supportive work environment. We also recognise that if staff want to continue working, safe and reasonable work can maintain dignity and offer a therapeutic distraction.”

Bridgend College

Thank you to Bridgend College who signed the charter on 4th October 2019 providing protection for their 690 employees.

Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgend College, Simon Pirotte, said:
“When people are at their most vulnerable they need employers to step up, not step away.”