And it’s gold!
Published by Shoreline for Shoreline Housing Partnership in Housing and also in Communities, Health
Shoreline employees and chief executive Tony Bramley hold the gold healthy workplace award aloft at Blundell Park, home of Grimsby Town
Shoreline Housing Partnership has become the first employer in North East Lincolnshire to be awarded the coveted gold Healthy Workplace Award alongside fellow local organisation Youngs Seafood.
The area’s largest social housing provider’s commitment to improving employee health was awarded by North East Lincolnshire’s Council’s healthy workplace team in recognition of the positive approach taken to creating a happy and healthy workforce.
‘Going for Gold’ campaigns have included a 100 Day Challenge, healthy options canteen, the pedometer challenge, health awareness days, quiet rooms, health and fitness checks, yoga sessions, alternative therapies, health trainers, safe working awareness, access to medical advice, a locally sourced organic veg box scheme and even a spacehopper bounce across the Humber Bridge.
Promotion of national health awareness campaigns and access to a dedicated ‘Mental Health First Aid’ programme help equip employees with the skills to recognise and deal with mental health issues.
Shoreline chief executive Tony Bramley said: “We’re delighted to stand alongside Youngs as the first employers in the area to be honoured with the gold healthy workplace award.
“This award reflects our employees’ enthusiastic commitment to the programme which aims to ensure they are healthy, safe and happy in their employment – for the benefit of themselves and to the local communities in which they work.”
Dan Pyrah, Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace programme manager said: “Both Shoreline and Youngs should be commended for their dedication to the award scheme which has paved the way to them becoming the first two organisations to achieve the gold award.
“It has been a pleasure working with them over the last few years and the commitment and enthusiasm of staff has really shone through. “
The scheme is a key component of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Healthy Workplace Programme, aiming to encourage organisations to engage staff at all levels, in initiatives such as the healthy choices award, support for staff to stop smoking and offering advice for improving general health in areas such as stress and mental health, physical activity and healthy eating.