John Lewis offers additional paid leave to foster carers

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John Lewis Partnership is to offer an additional week’s paid leave to new foster carers who work at the business so they have more flexibility in their duties.

John Lewis Partnership, which owns grocer Waitrose as well as its eponymous department stores, launched the initiative as part of efforts to support people who have come through the care system, which already includes training and jobs at the retailer. Foster carers also featured in its Christmas advert last year.

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