Information for Carers

Information for Carers

Leave for Caring Responsibilities 

The University recognises that you may need to take occasional leave from work to fulfil caring responsibilities for dependants who are sick, or to deal with domestic emergencies; discretionary leave maybe available for these purposes.

Flexible Working

The University supports and encourages the use of flexible working practices, in order to enable employees to care for dependants and to strike a better balance between their work and family life. A flexible working arrangement can be any working pattern other than the normal working pattern in your department. Examples include part-time working, compressed hours, job sharing, or working from home.


If you need to attend to dependent family members during the day you may be eligible for a peak time parking permit.

Carers Rights

Under the Equality Act 2010 Carers are afforded protection against discrimination by association.