Banking organisation TSB is introducing a new carer policy, giving its 7,000 employees up to 70 hours paid leave a year.
The new benefit coming into effect yesterday (8 June 2020) allows employees the flexibility to look after a dependent, family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, or an elderly relative.
As part of the policy, TSB is introducing a carer’s passport in which employees can outline their responsibilities as a carer and how this has an impact on their lives.
The carer’s passport aims to give carers and their direct line managers the tools to effectively work together, ensuring employees get the support and time off they need.
Liz Ashford, human resources director at TSB, said: “One of our aims at TSB is to create a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, where our people feel they can bring their whole selves to work. We have a number of colleagues balancing caring responsibilities with managing work, which can be extremely challenging.
“So, we’ve stepped up our support, we’re one of the first banks to provide this level of paid carer leave and we hope it gives our people the flexibility they need to be carers and also have a rewarding career.”