The Compassionate Employer programme provides practical resources developed by experts to help employers respond effectively to the needs of a bereaved person in the workplace.

“It wasn’t until I reflected on the support given to me and my family by my employer following the death of my 20 year old daughter that I truly appreciated the importance of good bereavement support in the workplace.” Ian Leech

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This animation was developed by Unum Ltd as part of their Workplace Wellbeing Hub in association with St Catherine's Hospice in Sussex and Surrey. It summarises the aims of our own Compassionate Employer programme and reflects our close working relationship with St Catherine's who have used NCPC survey results in the development of the film.


The programme

Development of the Compassionate Employer programme and how it links with the ACAS ‘Managing bereavement in the workplace – a good practice guide (2014)’

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Why sign up?

Poorly managed bereavement support comes at a cost to employers. Use our self assessment tool to see how you can improve support in your organisation

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Support & resources

We offer a wide range of high quality resources to organisations registered on the programme including training workshops, guides, information leaflets and films.

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