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Spotlight on: support for staff with caring responsibilities

26 May 2021

We look at the Staff Network Group for people with caring responsibilities

Staff network groups

In our monthly spotlight on the different staff network groups, this month we concentrate on those with caring responsibiities, and the support available through our peer support staff network group.

When people need help with their day-to-day living, they often turn to their family and friends and this has been especially important during the Covid pandemic.

Looking after each other is something that we do and a carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, substance misuse issue, or who needs extra help as they grow older.

The University prides itself on taking a flexible approach to work and recognises the role of those with caring responsibilities through a suite of family-friendly policies and procedures.  

Peer support staff network group

To further support this, a peer support staff network group was set up in 2016. 

The group meets informally and people can share their experiences as well as providing information, support and suggestions to each other.  The support group is also a way to feed information into University policies and guidance relating to caring.

Sign up

  • You can join the confidential LISTSERV and learn more about the staff network group on StaffNet.

You can find more details about all of Staff Network Groups and recently updated details on participation on our dedicated pages: