If you are caring for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill we want to help you balance work and your caring responsibilities.
Guidance and Support
Carers at Work Guidance
Read the PDF guidance for staff and Managers on creating and sustaining an environment that ‘normalises’ caring within the workplace and facilitates its acceptance.Carers at work (PDF, 185kB)
Returning Carers' Scheme
Read about the funding award available to academic staff. You can apply for an award to help re-establish your research after you have returned from extended leave due to maternity leave, shared parental leave, adoption leave, additional paternity leave, or leave to care for a dependant.
Compassionate and Dependants Leave Guidelines and Procedures
It may also be helpful to discuss your situation with your HR Team or with a trusted work colleague in confidence.
Parents and Carers Network
The Parents and Carers Network provides a source of support and advice for staff with parenting and/or caring responsibilities from around the University. This includes anyone balancing work with caring for an ill, elderly, or disabled family member, friend or partner.