Compassionate Employers Workplace Support
Our Compassionate Employers programme
Hospice UK’s Compassionate Employers programme is designed to help organisations look after their people and support employees through grief, dying, and caring.
As the national charity for hospice care, funds generated from our programme support our exceptional hospices across the UK. Your contribution ensures that hospices can continue delivering crucial end-of-life care to everyone who needs it.
"Supporting our employees’ overall wellbeing is fundamental to our diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. We are pleased to participate in Hospice UK’s Compassionate Employers programme.”
Sarah Boddey, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Northern Trust.
The business case for employers
57% of employees have experienced bereavement in the last five years.
Less than one in five managers feel very confident supporting someone they manage with a bereavement.
More than 600 people have to quit work to look after older and disabled relatives every day in the UK.
77% of 18- to 34-year-olds would consider leaving their job if their employer did not provide proper support if someone close to them died.
160,000 employees are supported by Hospice UK’s Compassionate Employers programme.
Some of our members:
We build on your existing workplace wellbeing and employee support offer to help you join up your policies, peer support, and communications.
The Compassionate Employers programme will help you foster a proactive, positive environment where supporting a colleague is no longer awkward or uncomfortable.
You will receive an organisation self-assessment tool, a feedback meeting, and tailored recommendations to highlight your strengths, priorities, and areas of opportunity for the year.
During the assessment process, your organisation will be benchmarked against best practice criteria for practical support, peer support, and engagement. This results in a Bronze, Silver or Gold award, which an organisation can promote both internally and externally.
Year-round access to our online members’ hub, where all your employees can find information and support resources on bereavement, grief, caring, and terminal illness.
With digital copies of all our resources, advice, and topical content, you can help your employees navigate difficult topics with compassion.
Training workshops tailored for your employees (e.g., line managers, Mental Health First Aiders), in the formats you need. Our team of skilled facilitators can deliver training via Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or face-to-face.
You will have access to dedicated expertise on hand to support your employees' wellbeing, bereavement, and grief training.
Through our regular Members Forum and Member Events, you'll get the opportunity to learn from and network with other Compassionate Employers.
Joining our programme costs between £2,000 and £5,000 +VAT p.a., depending on your organisation’s size and type. As a member, you can access all the opportunities and benefits listed above.
Contact us to schedule a phone call with our friendly team.
Discover our programme at your own pace through our free mini-assessment tool, insightful webinars, or joining our mailing list.