FORTHCOMING EQUALITY EVENTS: Making caring visible/Wellbeing of older workers

IHW is pleased to be offering two equality webinars in June 2021, focusing on the needs of staff/student carers and the wellbeing of colleagues aged 50+

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Making caring visible and valued

date Wednesday 09 June 2021
time 10.00 to 11.00am
aimed at Staff and students who are carers, line managers, those interested in carer support, those interested in inclusiveness
details To mark Carers Week (07 to 13 June 2021) IHW's Athena Swan workgroups (Mat, Pat and Carers, and WOW – Wellbeing of Older Workers) have organised this short webinar, aimed at highlighting the challenges faced by staff and students who juggle work and study with caring responsibilities, and the ways in which colleagues, managers and employers can help. Guests include Chris Branney from Human Resources and external guests from Carers Scotland, Carers Trust and University of Strathclyde.

Carers Week 2021 – Make Caring Visible and Valued

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

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Wellbeing of older workers

date Monday 21 June 2021
time 2.00 to 3.00pm
aimed at line managers, older workers, those interested in workplace wellbeing and inclusiveness
details WOW – Wellbeing of Older Workers was established in 2018 by Institute of Health and Wellbeing's Nicola McMeekin and Janet Bouttell. WOW is an Athena Swan group which aims to support and raise awareness of older (50+) workers and inter-generational wellbeing. If we are lucky, we will experience the joys, as well as the challenges, of growing older. Join us at this webinar about the wellbeing of older workers in the workplace and discover more about the ageing workforce, the phenomenon of retirement and the establishment of a menopause policy at UofG. Learn about the formation of WOW and the forthcoming WOW toolkit which comprises information and signposting to IHW/University of Glasgow policies and other information on support for older workers. With speakers including Dr Sheena Blair (former Occupational Therapy Programme Director at Glasgow Caledonian University) and Professor Ewan MacDonald this hour long webinar will be of interest to all – staff, line managers, and both older and younger workers.

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First published: 2 May 2018