Colchester Borough Council

Thank you to Colchester Borough Council who signed the charter on 10th October 2018 providing protection for their 900 employees.

Leader of Colchester Borough Council, Cllr Mark Cory, said:
“As signatories of the Dying to Work Charter, we commit to treating our staff with the dignity and respect they deserve as well as providing them with the pastoral care and the reassurance of financial security while they cope with the stress of a life-shortening illness. We have always tried to support our staff in the best way we can, and this Charter strengthens that commitment even more. The last thing anyone with a terminal illness needs to worry about is their job.”

Newcastle City Council

Thank you to Newcastle City Council who signed the charter on 8th October 2018 providing protection for their 6,000 employees.

Leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, said:
“I’m proud to be part of a council that has signed up to the Dying to Work charter. This vital campaign ensures those who are terminally ill will know that their dignity and welfare is respected throughout the organisation. It is the right thing to do, and I would urge others to back this campaign.”

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Thank you to Greater Manchester Combined Authority who signed the charter on 5th October 2018 providing protection for their 28,942 employees.

Chief Executive of the GMCA, Eamonn Boylan, said:
“The Combined Authority works with all 10 Greater Manchester councils alongside local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region. “Our vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old, and that includes providing our employees with the highest standards of workplace and emotional support. If a member of our staff receives the worst possible news it is important that they understand that the GMCA is a signatory of the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter and we will stand alongside them every step of their journey.”

    This signing covers the combined authority, plus 10 local authorities of the combined authority area; Bolton Council, Manchester City Council, Oldham Council, Rochdale Borough Council, Salford City Council, Stockport Council, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Trafford Council, Wigan Council and Bury Council.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, added: “The Combined Authority is a family – we look out for each other, we support each other and we will be there for each other even if the worst happens. “The Dying to Work Voluntary Charter is an important document but, more importantly, our backing for it emphasises that our promise of support for our colleagues isn’t just lip service – we will be there if needed.”

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Thank you to Essex County Fire & Rescue Service who signed the charter on 10th September 2018 providing protection for their 1,200 employees.

Chief Fire Officer, Jo Turton, said:
“So many of our staff show unrelenting commitment to our Service, regardless of their own circumstances. The Dying to Work Charter is about our Service showing that commitment back to them. It is about us being there if ever the incredibly difficult event of being diagnosed with a terminal illness or disease becomes a reality. Today, alongside the Trade Union Congress, we signed this charter to make sure that peace of mind of their job security is never at risk.”

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Thank you to Caerphilly County Borough Council who signed the charter on 6th September 2018 providing protection for their 8,700 employees.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Dave Poole, said:
“Caerphilly CBC considers its 8,500+ workforce to be its most important asset and we already have comprehensive support mechanisms in place whenever any of our employees are faced with difficult illnesses. "This pledge strengthens our position and aligns us to other major employers across the UK who are also sympathetic to the needs of their dedicated employees.”

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust who signed the charter on 22nd August 2018 providing protection for their 6,000 employees.

Chief Executive, Aaron Cummins, said:
“Our policies and approach already reflected the majority of the elements in the charter and required a minor amendment to meet the charter standards and we were delighted to do this to ensure that we are as supportive as possible for our staff and continue to make UHMBT a great place to work.”

Lloyds Banking Group

Thank you to Lloyds Banking Group who signed the charter on 20th August 2018 providing protection for their 70,000 employees.

People Director, Rebecca Priestley, said:
“At Lloyds Banking Group we have been working hard to provide specialist advice and support for colleagues living with a terminal illness. Reflecting this important support, we have agreed to become a signatory of the Charter, which underscores our commitment to be there for colleagues through challenging times, when they need us most.”

Banner Jones Solicitors

Thank you to Banner Jones Solicitors who signed the charter on 27th July 2018 providing protection for their 130 employees.

HR Manager, Lisa Gill, said:
“We have always endeavoured to support our employees in the best way possible and so, by signing up to the Dying to Work Charter, we are demonstrating our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our team. The Charter sets out an agreed way in which our employees will be supported, protected and guided throughout their employment following diagnosis of a terminal illness and I would encourage every firm to make this pledge.”

East Midlands Ambulance Service

Thank you to East Midlands Ambulance Service who signed the charter on 16th July 2018 providing protection for their 3,344 employees.

Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Kerry Gulliver, said:
“When someone receives the traumatic news that they are facing a terminal illness they shouldn’t have to worry about keeping their job. “We are signing this pledge as further commitment to supporting all of those in the EMAS team.”

Blythe House Hospice

Thank you to Blythe House Hospice who signed the charter on 14th July 2018 providing protection for their 77 employees.

CEO, Janet Dunphy, said:
“Janet Dunphy CEO said “At Blythe House Hospice, community support is our bedrock; supporting our ‘in house’ community is integral to that philosophy. Our workforce is our most important resource and we must remember to look after each other.”