Eldercare Responsibilities

The University of Newcastle recognises that all its employees have a wide range of family obligations including caring for elderly family members.

The University also understands that either now or in the near future a number of employees will require access to information relating to elder care agencies and services. This information kit has been designed as a resource for all University employees to start to understand what elder care issues may arise in the future, and how best to access the services you may need.

It is important for all employees to be able to talk to their manager or supervisor about their elder care concerns, and to discuss the best way forward utilising options such as flexible work arrangements, carer leave or the employee assistance counselling service to better manage their work/life obligations.

For further information regarding the Eldercare Kit please contact Ashley Flugge on 49215943.