Wyre Forest District Council has been recognised for the work it does to improve the health and well-being of its workforce.
The authority has been awarded Level 2 of the Worcestershire Works Well accreditation scheme.
The award is in recognition of the council’s activities on a range of topics to promote good health, including attendance management, health and safety, smoking and tobacco control and physical activity.
Councillor Anne Hingley, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Housing said:
“We were delighted to be the first local authority to achieve this level 2 of Worcestershire Works Well. As well as helping us to improve the health and wellbeing of our staff, the scheme helps us in our aims to reduce staff sickness and associated costs.”
In their feedback, the Worcestershire Works Well steering group said:
“This was an excellent example of a local authority environment where, through Worcestershire Works Well, they are demonstrating the support measures that are in place for staff and the ways in which they actively encourage staff to have a healthy lifestyle.”
To find out more about the scheme, see www.worcestershireworkswell.co.uk
Picture shows: Staff from Wyre Forest District Council’s Worcestershire Works Well group are presented with the Level 2 accreditation certificate.
L to R - Steve Brant, Kate Bailey, Jan Nelson (Worcestershire Works Well Board), Rachael Simpson, Jenny Moreton and Lesley Fox.