The University’s Carers Leave Policy and procedure outlines the process and eligibility of employees with caring responsibilities to request paid leave to deal with instances associated with their status as a carer.
For the purposes of this policy, a carer is defined a
"a person providing unpaid care to family members, friends, neighbours, or others because of long-term physical or mental health, disability, or age-related problems."
Sources of Information and Support
Find an overview of support, initiatives, and guidance relating to caring using the links below:
- Carers Policy and Passport.
- Carer Guidelines .
- Employers for Carers - providing resources for employers, line managers, and essential guides for working carers.
- Care Companion - developing at WMS, freely available to all residents in Coventry and Warwickshire, provides personalised information and support for carers.
- Dignity at Warwick (bullying and harassment).
- Conference Support Awards (suspended for 2020/21).
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- Carers UK - Caring Behind Closed Doors: Forgotten Families in the Coronavirus Outbreak .
- Mind - How to Cope as a Carer .
- Virgin Care - Carers Club.
- Mind - How to Cope When Supporting Someone Else.
- Carers UK.
- Healthwatch Warwickshire.
- Headspace - meditation app.
- Alzheimer's Society West Midlands.
- HOPE for Autism.
- Papyrus - prevention of young suicide.
- Rethink Mental Illness.
- Planning Trips for Children with Autism.
- Carers UK - Supporting Carer Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace: Employer Survey Report .
- UCL - How to tackle mental health in the workplace as a manager and colleague.