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Carer Friendly Employer: Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

01 June 2016

 

What does Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition do to support employees with caring responsibilities?

Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition has a Carers Policy in place to support employees who juggle work with caring responsibilities.

Nutricia encourages employees to discuss their caring responsibilities, and how they may impact on their work, with their Line Manager or HR.


Employees can then jointly agree a Carers Support Plan, which is retained and reviewed regularly. The Carers Support Plan might include:

  • Flexibility in working hours: employees can discuss changing their working patterns, hours or even place of work, on a short, mid or long-term basis
  • Carer’s leave: employees are able to take carer’s leave at short notice or in small blocks of time
  • Employee Assistance Programme: employees can access Nutricia’s Employee Assistance Programme for additional advice or support

Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutritionis also a member of Employers for Carers – a business forum supported by Carers UK to drive best practice for employers in supporting carers and creating conditions for employees to care alongside work.

For more information about Nutricia, visit: www.nutricia.co.uk


Policy in practice: Jo’s story

Jo from Bath works for Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition. She lives with her husband and two daughters. Three years ago, Jo became a carer for her eldest daughter when she did not recover from an operation.

“Everything changed for us overnight.”

A bad day for Jo’s daughter sees her experiencing violent stomach pains, pain in all her joints, dizziness and the loss of her ability to see, speak, and hear. It can take days for her to recover from an acute attack.

When Jo’s daughter is particularly unwell, Jo needs to meet her every need. She also takes her to hospital and GP appointments, which are frequent and often far away.

Jo says Nutricia “have been fantastic in supporting me.” When Jo’s daughter first became unwell, Nutricia offered Jo a reduced-hours contract for six months, so she could better balance work with her caring role.

Had Nutricia not supported Jo in this way, she says that her career would have been put on hold and her family would have fallen into financial hardship. Jo does not underestimate the difference Nutricia’s support made at a time that was incredibly difficult, stressful and worrying for her and her family.

Carers Week 2018

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Proudly supported by:

  • The Lockwood
    Charitable Foundation
  • Nutricia

 

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