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H3. Health & Wellbeing Report
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 29 April, 2013
Please provide a link to the latest published information on the health and wellbeing of your employees.
Throughout 2012 - HNE employed 13 staff. There were 22 days of staff sickness throughout the year for the entire workforce. This represents a very low sick absence level of less than 1%.
The new HNE website is presently under construction, once completed a section on the health and wellbeing of our staff and volunteers will be present. In addition we will report on this within our 2012 Annual Report.
Throughout 2012 HNE has published its Health and Wellbeing Strategy & Action Plan for 2012-15. This built upon the good work that already goes on within the organisation supporting the workforce. We are also committed to preventing illness amongst staff and volunteers, but also to provide timely care and support when needed. This 3 year Health and Wellbeing Strategy has commitment from Board level to prioritise this important area of health improvement and employee wellbeing. This leads into an action plan which includes a number of pieces of work, many of which have been started. The strategy and action plan are living documents which will be developed and reviewed accordingly. The strategy was developed with input from the HNE board, management, staff, volunteers and service users. We aimed to ensure that all voices were heard and included feedback from the online needs assessment, yearly service user satisfaction survey, feedback from staff and volunteer team meetings.
Employee health and wellbeing is a primary concern of the HNE Board of Trustees and amongst the management and staff team. Health and wellbeing is central to the HNE’s organisational vision and mission, therefore the strategy is integral to all we do and reflects the culture and values of the organisation. HNE has recently employed a Health and Wellbeing Consultant to undertake a review of ‘management capacity’ within the organisation as a proactive measure to prevent ‘stress’ and ‘burn-out’. HNE can ensure that the strategy is sustainable because many of the targets set are SMART and have been discussed and negotiated. The strategy has high level commitment; therefore resources will be prioritised where possible to ensure that this work is undertaken.
HNE is also the first drug and alcohol recovery support service in Middlesbrough to receive the North East Better Health at Work Gold Award in 2012.
We will continue to undertake a health needs analysis of our staff and volunteers throughout 2013 and respond to this by identifying a range of health improvement initiaitives, including continuing excellence.
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