Caring about rights of carers
Solicitor to lead seminar on flexible working and other entitlements
A FREE seminar is offering practical advice to carers who also have to go out to work.
The Hospice of St Francis is hosting the one-hour session – entitled Caring Whilst You’re Working – in collaboration with solicitors Sumner and Tabor at its health and wellbeing centre, in Spring Garden Lane, Berkhamsted, on Wednesday, September 17, 6pm to 7pm.
Abby McCarthy, wellbeing and rehabilitation co-ordinator for the hospice, said: “You do not have to have a link to the hospice to come. Anyone in the hospice’s catchment area is welcome – from Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Berkhamsted to Tring, The Langleys, Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts.”
John Carter, employment specialist at Berkhamsted firm Sumner and Tabor, will be giving information and guidance on what carers are entitled to.
He said: “Many employees and their employers do not understand that carers enjoy certain legal rights and protections at work. So, I will be giving practical guidance on common issues faced by carers in the workplace as well as their rights as a carer – from time off and flexible working hours to protection, discrimination and support.”
The hospice cares for people with lifeshortening illnesses in Herts and Bucks and offers practical and holistic support at its Spring Centre health and wellbeing hub for patients recently diagnosed or living with serious illness.
It also offers support for their families and carers.
The hospice needs to raise £4.7million each year to help care for individuals in its hospice beds, or in their own homes, and at the Spring Centre.
If you are interested in attending the seminar or would like to find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01442 869 550.
To find out more about the hospice, go to www.stfrancis.org.uk.
FREE GUIDANCE: The Hospice of St Francis offers support to friends, family and carers and well as people with life-limiting illnesses