Earlier this month, two members of our Human Resources team, Celia Duggan and Sandy Corbyn, attended the Working for Carers (WfC) Network Lunch at Devizes Town Hall, where Dorothy House was accredited with the WfC Outstanding Employer Award by Carer Support Wiltshire.
To be successful in this Award we had to provide compelling evidence that we are an employer that cares for the wellbeing of, and actively supports, any of our staff who are juggling caring roles alongside their working life, as well as showing that we also recruit staff on this basis, where possible. The HR Team and a selection of the Leadership Team were required to carry out the WfC on-line awareness training which again very much helped our strong application.
The key speaker was the Rt Hon Claire Perry, MP for the Devizes constituency and Minister of State in the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Department, who spoke on the Government’s future commitment to supporting Carers in returning to the workplace.
This award supports our endeavours to become an Employer of Choice and we aim to work more closely with WfC in order to continue to support our staff in this way.
Overview on Carer Support Wiltshire
Carer Support Wiltshire is a local charity which helps carers who live with or care for someone in Wiltshire, to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role. Carers living or caring for someone in Wiltshire can register via the registration form on the CSW website: https://carersupportwiltshire.co.uk/. Carers living or caring for someone outside of Wiltshire can access support from local carers’ centres – you can find the websites and contact details for the surrounding counties by putting your postcode into the Carers Trust website: https://carers.org/section/help-advice