Compassionate Employers

Compassionate Employers is a workplace support programme, which helps employers support their employees through bereavement, caring responsibilities or illness.

In 2023, we know that 57% of employees have experienced a bereavement in the last five years,
and more than 600 people quit work to look after older and disabled relatives every day

We are delighted to have joined the Compassionate Employers programme through Hospice UK across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. All trusts who joined, including Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, HIOW Integrated Care Board, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, South Central Ambulance Service, Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health Foundation Trust, have been awarded silver. This is a demonstration of our commitment to better supporting our employees who are affected by terminal illness, care, and bereavement and to creating a more compassionate culture for workers in the UK.

As a member of Compassionate Employers, our employees have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Workshops and webinars
  • 24/7 access to the online members’ hub

The online members’ hub can help with issues such as:

  • Practical and legal advice following a bereavement
  • Carers rights and support
  • Support after a life-changing diagnosis
  • Guidance and signposting for line managers
  • Knowing what to say and what not to say
  • HR toolkits

To register and access the online members’ hub:

As a member of the Compassionate Employers programme, you will be able to register for the
CE Member’s Hub. This includes guidance and support for grief, caring or terminal illness.
Once you have registered, we recommend bookmarking the login page and storing your
password securely for ease of access.

On the online members’ hub you will find these brochures and other helpful resources:

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