Life after death: six steps to improve support in bereavement – [UK] National Council for Palliative Care / National Bereavement Alliance – 9 January 2014

Posted on January 10, 2014. Filed under: Palliative Care, Workforce |

Life after death: six steps to improve support in bereavement – [UK] National Council for Palliative Care / National Bereavement Alliance – 9 January 2014

“Bereaved people in Britain are being failed by a lack of support in the workplace, according to a new report by Dying Matters together with our lead charity, the National Council for Palliative Care, and the National Bereavement Alliance

The report, ‘Life after death: six steps to improve support in bereavement’, reveals that a third of people who were bereaved in the last five years while in a job do not feel their employers treated them with compassion.

Despite an uncertain jobs market, the ComRes research also found that more than half of the 4,000 people polled would consider leaving their job if their employer did not provide proper support if someone close to them died.

The research found considerable public backing for bereavement support in the workplace, with more than four in five people agreeing that all employers should have a compassionate employment policy, including paid bereavement leave, flexible working and a range of other support.”

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