The University recognises that caring is an important role, and seeks to support staff with caring responsibilities wherever possible. Caring responsibilities can affect us all, may arise without warning, and may be temporary, long-term or permanent. You may have caring responsibilities for relatives, or friends, or family overseas. Or you may be trying to juggle multiple caring responsibilities.
There are schemes to help you whoever you are caring for....
...an elderly relative
...a disabled child
...a sick family member
...lots of people
If you are a carer you are encouraged to disclose your caring responsibilities, in confidence, to your line manager, or another colleague such as a departmental administrator. The University recognises that at times it may be difficult to combine work and caring responsibilities and expects managers to consider carefully any requests for support. All disclosures and requests will be dealt with in a confidential manner.
The University offers a range of support initiatives which seek to enable you to maintain a positive work-life balance at all stages of your life.
Below you will find a summary of the support available and links to more information.