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Charities and Partners week - 24-28 April 2023

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This week celebrates the first Civil Service Charities and Partners Week to raise awareness of the help and support available from the welfare bodies we work closely with. It shows that despite offering different things, each organisation complements each other and works well together for all civil servants. Alex Chisholm talks about what to look out for over the week. 

I want to start by thanking every member of the Civil Service for your continued hard work and resilience. Everything we collectively achieve, through a range of challenges, enables us to deliver for the UK public, and to be truly a modern Civil Service.

Alex Chisholm, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary
Alex Chisholm, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary

With this in mind, I’d like to remind you that you’re not on your own. One of the many things we can take pride in while working for the Civil Service is the value we attach to looking after ourselves and each other. This week is about reminding ourselves of that.

Over the coming days, Monday 24th April to Friday 28th April, we will be hearing from:

They will be sharing the support and tools available to help us - how you can save money on your day to day spending, how to access practical, emotional or financial support, how to benefit from CS facilities, and how you can get involved in volunteering.

Remember to ask for help when you need it, be it from the CS Charities and Partners, your departmental EAP service, or other sources of support. Look out for the communications on your departmental intranet this week.

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  1. Comment by John posted on

    Thank you to all the hardworking members of the Civil Service for your dedication and service to the public.
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  2. Comment by Gavin Thomas posted on

    Whilst I commend the important work that these charities do to support Civil Servants, I would also like to take this opportunity to celebrate the amazing work that the Departmental Staff Associations do to ensure Equality and Equity within the workplace.

    It should never be underestimated the key role that these volunteers play in providing visible support to underrepresented groups, and for championing diversity and inclusion within the organisation.