Dementia currently affects 1 in 14 people in the UK. Many people will either know someone with dementia, have had to support and care for someone with dementia or have been diagnosed themselves.
In these challenging times, looking after our mental health has become more important than ever. Moving forward, we want to stay flexible around people’s needs, whether that’s continuing to work from home or making the team feel safer in the office.
We also know getting a work-life balance right can be tricky. That’s why we have a flexible working policy to help employees balance their commitments outside work with duties and responsibilities inside work.
Our wellbeing initiatives
- Wellness plans – if you are suffering from a mental health problem or want to take a proactive step to stay mentally well at work, our trained mental health first aiders can work with you to create a wellness plan.
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - available for free to all of our employees and family members within their households.
- Anti-harassment/bullying policy – we introduced this policy to make sure people can speak up and problems are addressed efficiently.
- Wellbeing Wednesdays - drop-in sessions each week to tackle anxiety, answer any question or just to have a chat, as we make a return to the office post-pandemic.
Our goal is to break down stigma in the workplace and have an open culture to talk freely about our mental health without fear of judgement or it affecting our professional opportunities or progression, and thus we encourage our employees to talk to the firm’s mental health first aiders.
The 2022 Code replaces the NHF Code of Conduct 2012 (the 2012 Code) and sets out the baseline standards that the NHF expects of its member registered providers (RPs).
The High Court has dismissed a challenge by the Police Superintendents’ Association to the closure of legacy public sector pension schemes.
In my recent blog, I said that we would be issuing a series of ebriefings and blogs highlighting issues with the Procurement Bill. This is the first of these.
Contractors and delivery partners are facing a ‘perfect storm’ in many cases with a number of factors directly impacting upon the profitability of their work.
Worker status, like Piers Morgan, is one of those things that we think has gone away and then it pops up again!
We are seeing a steady trickle of decisions focused around the issue of flexible working requests or employer requirements for changes to working patterns (both pre and post the pandemic).
For those of us who have endured a choppy cross channel journey, the mention of P&O Ferries will invoke some nauseous memories.
Successive generations have witnessed seismic shifts in the workplace; post-war it was the return of the soldiers and the impact on working women who had to work in their place.
In this podcast, Puja Desai interviews Kimberley Foster and discusses her experience with counselling. This is a really helpful podcast for anyone who has thought about counselling.