The Business Health Matters programme is for organisations within Lancashire wanting to improve or maintain the health and wellbeing of their employees. The Workplace Health Screening project supports small and medium-sized businesses that experience lower levels of productivity as a result of poor employee health, particularly employees aged 50+. The free, ESF-funded, Workplace Health Champion training is available to SMEs, within Lancashire.
Poor workplace health is of huge detriment to businesses, with physical inactivity costing employers £7.4 billion each year and mental health costing businesses over £42 billion per year across the UK. In Lancashire, 22.3% of working-age residents within Lancashire are economically inactive, which is 2.4% higher than the national average, and nearly a third of those people are on long term-sick. This high number of inactive residents is putting a great strain upon our health services and the Lancashire economy. By providing businesses the tools and support to improve the physical and mental health of their staff, our programme aims to reduce the number of employees out of work due to health conditions and make Lancashire a healthier, happier place to live and work.
Our programme partners are: Active Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackpool Council, Burnley Leisure, Hyndburn Leisure, Pendle Leisure, Rossendale Leisure Trust, South Ribble Leisure and West Lancashire Borough Council.
Our ESF project partners are: Fylde Council, Great Places, Lancashire Colleges, Newground, Ribble Valley Borough Council and Wyre Council
Our ISCF project partners are: Lancashire Mind, Lancaster City Council, The University of Central Lancashire and ukactive
To find our more about our partners, please click here.
Yes! Our screenings are available to all employees aged 18+, working in Lancashire. The project is primarily aimed at over 50s, due to the high levels of economically inactive people in this age group, as a result of long term health conditions. Any business wanting to provide health screenings to their employees can register via the website or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and further contact information can be found here.
Our Workplace Health Screenings are a unique tool that assess both the physical and mental health of an individual, something which most occupational health checks do not offer. The screenings are intentionally affordable to businesses of all sizes and will help identify the factors causing poor health in the workplace. Following the screenings, we will also offer tailored wellbeing packages that support employees in improving their long-term health and wellbeing. These wellbeing packages will be delivered by Lancashire Mind and a number of local leisure trusts across the county.
The Workplace Health Champion Training offers free qualifications to employees in SMEs across Lancashire. The project is ESF funded and therefore is of no cost to your SME.
Our qualifications are NCFE-accredited and OFQUAL-registered qualifications that support employees to develop new skills and promote better health and wellbeing within any workplace. The qualification does not need to be renewed so can be taken with an employee as they move on throughout their career.
The Workplace Health Screenings will be delivered by qualified leisure service staff, whilst the Workplace Health Champion training will be delivered by a team of tutors from a range of organisations, including leisure service providers and housing associations.
Your qualified Workplace Health Champion can use their training to continue to promote positive improvements in health and wellbeing within the workplace. The individual will be supported by a network of fellow health champions across Lancashire to create opportunities and deliver intiatives that will improve the wellbeing of their colleagues.
Employees are provided with a confidential and personalised report from their screening, identifying key areas to improve their wellbeing. Screening staff will then be able to identify a suitable tailored wellbeing package, provided by Lancashire Mind or a local leisure trust, that will help support the employee and business towards a healthier future.
Yes, you can! If you are interested in one project in particular, simply select the project you wish to be involved in when registering, here. If at any point you wish to change your preferences or want to be notified about other opportunities within the Business Health Matters programme, then simply contact us here or re-subscribe here.
To receive the Workplace Health Champion training, you would need the permission of your employer to register your organisation’s interest. To register, click here.
To register for the Workplace Health Screening project, please ask your employer, or where relevant, a member of your HR or management team, to get in touch by registering here or by emailing email@example.com .
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Delivery partners have been allocated for the delivery of the project. However, you are welcome to register your details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch should this change.
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