November 20th, 2020
The University of Nottingham Carers’ Network is available for all University staff members who are carers.
A carer is anyone who is responsible for the care of a friend, family member or another person in need of support with daily living. Carers are a diverse group and every caring situation is different – the person being cared for may be ill, frail, disabled, experiencing a time of mental distress or suffering from substance misuse.
The network provides a supportive space where members can exchange information and ideas. It also acts as a mechanism for communication with the University, providing a forum for staff to consult on policy developments and advise on best practice. The network is supported by the People and Culture and Professional Development teams.
The Carers’ Network offers online support via the Staff Carers’ Network site on MS Teams. All staff can access this and materials that are currently on workspace are shared here.
In place of face-to-face meetings, a monthly MS Teams meeting has been scheduled for the first Thursday of each month. The next meeting will take place at 12.30-1.30pm on Thursday 3 December.
During this meeting, members will meet with each other for support and to exchange information, the arrangement of formal presentations that members would find useful, collectively decide on messages that University management should be steered towards and to create a small steering group for this network.
To join the Carers’ Network, contact June McCombie for details.
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