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Five ways to support bereaved employees

Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences any of us will endure, The Holmes and Rahe stress scale found that the death of a spouse is the most stressful event a person will go through, followed in fifth place by the death of a close family member. Yet despite how traumatic it is, losing a loved one is something most of…
Study urges more support and information, as experts suggest new legislation may be needed More than three in five employees (62 per cent) do not believe they have any colleagues who care for ill, older or disabled relatives – even though 1 in nine people in the workforce are now working carers, according to a new study. In the survey from Carers UK, published to…
We are delighted that a number of EfC members have been in touch with us about their plans for Carers Rights Day. These include: the Financial Ombudsman Service, Norton Rose Fulbright, the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, Oxfordshire County Council, Centrica, DWF, Age UK, the Home Office, Kirklees Council, Nationwide, Santander, DWP, the Bank of England, Bright Horizons, the Met Police, Surrey County Council,…
Are you Thinking Ahead? We'd love it if you'd like to get involved... Carers UK is developing an online resource, Thinking Ahead, to help working-aged adults prepare for the financial impact of looking after someone. The aim of this work, funded by the Money Advice Service, is to make more people aware of the potential costs involved when friends or family need care, and to…
Need to know: Initiatives that facilitate peer-to-peer support, such as buddying, can be instrumental in helping parents manage the transition to working carer in light of their organisation’s policies and resources. Line managers should be provided with training to ensure they have effective conversations with employees undertaking maternity, paternity or shared parental leave. Flexible working initiatives, for example a phased return-to-work, can help new parents…