Wellbeing at Work are commissioned by Plymouth City Council to deliver services to businesses in Plymouth or to those businesses with over 50% of their employees having a Plymouth postcode.

Woollcombe Yonge starts their Bronze Award

September 26th, 2019 | Case Study

A Plymouth business has taken to the seas as part of their Wellbeing at Work Bronze Award journey.

Nine members of the Woollcombe Yonge Solicitors team took advantage of the late summer sun and paddled their way around Mount Batten as part of their commitment to wellbeing.

Rebecca Wood, Associate Solicitor at Woollcombe Yonge, feels that the Wellbeing at Work Awards process has played a positive role in bringing people together.

She said:” It’s fantastic that we are collaborating as a workforce to look after not only our own wellbeing but also that of our colleagues. It has encouraged such a team spirit and that is already having a positive impact on how well we are working together.

Charley, a Health Improvement Advisor at Livewell Southwest, who helps run the Wellbeing at Work programme has been supporting Woollcombe Yonge.

She said: “It’s great to see people having fun together and taking advantage of the facilities on our doorstep.  We know how much of a positive impact a healthy and happy workforce can have in the workplace.  Woollcombe Yonge employs around 30 members of staff and has two trained Wellbeing Champions who will be vital in encouraging people across the organisation to stay happy, healthy and active. “

“Woollcombe Yonge started working towards our Wellbeing at Work awards process in March and so far their progress has been great.”

In order to achieve a Bronze Award, businesses have to set up a working group, carry out a workplace needs assessment, a health and safety assessment , establish wellbeing champions and write a wellbeing action plan.

Throughout the process they are supported by a Health Improvement Advisor who offers advice and guidance.