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Ambient Support signs up to the ‘Menopause Workplace Pledge’ to propel inclusivity in the workplace  

(17th May 2022)UK charity, Ambient Support has signed up to Wellbeing Of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge, to make menopause an inclusive subject within the organisation and to recognise and support their employees who are affected by it.  

The symptoms of menopause are far reaching, and the pledge calls on employers to take positive action to make sure everyone going through the menopause in the workplace is supported.

Health and social care provider Ambient Support, which operates in over 120 locations across the UK and provides over 30-thousand hours of care to people on a weekly basis, has signed the pledge to help improve the workplace for women affected by the menopause.  

Ambient joins other high-profile supporters including Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex, Ambassadors, Baroness Karen Brady and Carol Vorderman.  

Director of People and Culture at Ambient Support, Sarah Daniel, says:  “The menopause can be a challenging time for some women and in a workplace of around 1,150+ people, where 83% are women and of this group 60% are aged 45 or over, we want to be clear in our support to any women who are living and suffering with symptoms of the menopause. We will help by signposting people onto resources and provide them with support through our own CiC Employee Assistance Programme or other specialist organisations. 

“Ambient believes if employees are supported in the workplace this will have a positive impact on their wellbeing and happiness. An understanding of the menopause and freedom to discuss it should be commonplace and this is why Ambient gives 100% support to their female employees through this pledge.” 

The menopause is a natural and normal transition which all women go through, however, for some it can be a really challenging time and adversely affect their personal and professional lives. A staggering 1 in 10 women may choose to leave their jobs due to the menopause and the impact it has on their physical and mental wellbeing. 

Chief Executive of Ambient Support, Mark Milton, says:  

“Ambient is passionate about people and this includes the people we support and our valued employees. In signing the Menopause Workplace Pledge, Ambient recognises that the menopause can be an issue in the workplace and some women need support. We will encourage open discussion and ensure a respectful approach is taken towards the menopause and we will offer active support to all employees who are affected by it.  

“Ambient is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation committed to ensuring the workplace environment is a positive one and by making the menopause an inclusive subject and by offering support, we hope to make Ambient an even better to place to work.” 

Women over 50 are the fastest growing demographic in the workplace and three in four have severe symptoms. Symptoms such as anxiety, brain fog, fatigue and poor memory are just a few typically experienced which can affect the ability to work. 

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