Ardmore Construction Ltd

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H1. Chronic Conditions Guide and Carers

Committed since:

12 January, 2015

Delivery plan:

Submitted: 2 March, 2015

Ardmore is committed to not only looking after but improving the welfare and wellbeing of each person. Ardmore will:

• Review our Equal Opportunities and Absence and Sickness Management Policies in order to educate all our people, particularly line managers, about chronic illnesses, including the definition of a chronic illness, the effects that chronic illness can have and how best to support direct reports/team members that are affected.

• Planned promotion of the revised Equal Opportunities Policy as a first point of contact on this topic by the Ardmore HR department at induction of new staff.

• Our research also revealed that employees affected by chronic illnesses are more likely to experience longer periods of sick leave owing to the nature of their ailments. With this in mind, we also aim to: Review Ardmore’s Absence and Sickness Management Policy to provide guidance on how to support employees absent from work on long-term sick leave. It is envisaged that the reviewed Policies will detail everything line managers need to know when dealing with sickness absence, particularly long-term sickness absence.

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