Cardiff and Vale College signs TUC’s Dying to Work Charter to show commitment to employees with life-limiting illness

11 Oct 2022

Cardiff and Vale College has confirmed its continued commitment to give staff with terminal illness extra protection at work by signing the Dying to Work Charter.

The charter, championed by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), builds on CAVC’s commitment to provide staff with greater job and financial security at a time of considerable emotional stress and insecurity.

UK Social Security legislation defines a terminal illness as a “progressive disease where death as a consequence of that disease can reasonably be expected within six months”. However, the TUC points out that many patients with a life-limiting illness can survive for much longer than that and that, whether they choose to continue working or are unable to, they should be able to expect help and support from their employer.

Cardiff and Vale College Group Principal Kay Martin said: “One of our greatest assets as a College is the CAVC Family and our staff are a much-valued part of it. That is why we are proud to be signatories of the Dying to Work Charter, as it’s vital that people have all the support they need during difficult times and this commitment will help give peace of mind to employees and their families.”