June 2019

by | June 11th, 2019

 

Devon Business Show

Wellbeing at Work are pleased to announce that we will once again be at the Devon Business Show. Come and join us on the 12th June 2019 at Plymouth Pavilions to speak to some of our wonderful team and see what support we can offer you and your business to help improve your workplace wellbeing.

The day is free to attend but you will need to book a place via the Devon Business Show website.

 


 

Wellbeing Impact Report 2018-19

Plymouth City Council commission Livewell Southwest to deliver the health improvement service for the city. The health improvement service is made up of One You Plymouth, Wellbeing at Work and Building Community Capacity. 2018-19 has been a year of increasing numbers of people accessing all the parts of the service.  We are pleased to share our Impact Report for 2018-19 so you can see all the great work our team have been doing over the past 12 months.

We have engaged with over 40,000 people over the last year across the service improving health and wellbeing for individuals as well as in workplaces.

We are also delighted to share the progress of the Workplace Awards with over 20 local businesses currently working towards their Bronze Award and look forward to working with many more of you in the future.

If you would like to view the whole report you can via the Wellbeing at Work Website.

 


 

The Plymouth Workplace Walking Challenge 2019

Following the success of last year’s Walking Challenge the 2019 Plymouth Workplace Walking Challenge will return from the 2nd to the 30th September. Last year over 30 teams walked over 11,000 miles between them and there were some great photos posted on social media of groups getting involved and having fun

Entries open soon for this years challenge so why not start spreading the word amongst your colleagues and start getting your team together and planning how you are going to clock up the steps and most importantly have fun too.

 


 

Carers Week 2019

Do you own a business or manage a staff team? Do you know how many carers are in your workforce? Can you afford to lose them?

Did you know?
• 6.5 million people in the UK are carers.
• 1 in 7 in your workforce will be caring for someone who is older, disabled
or seriously ill.
• Without the right support, more than 600 people a day are forced to
give up work to care.

This week (10 – 16 June 2019) is Carers Week. This annual campaign raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Employers for Carers are the headline supporter of this year’s Carers Week and this is a great opportunity for you to showcase your support for carers and also help those who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Plymouth City Council is proud to be working with Employers for Carers to help SMEs and health partners in Plymouth support and keep hold of the carers in their workforces. Practical resources, advice and information is available online atefcdigital.org and is designed to help you look after staff who are juggling work alongside caring for someone. Use their unique access code #EFC2465 to register.

They also have attached various resources for you to use to support carers in your workforce but if you register with Employers for Carers there are many more available to you.

The local carers service is Caring for Carers and further information about the services they provide to carers can be found on their website at www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk/our-services/caring-for-carers