Invest in your workforce for a healthy profit

Do you want to retain staff, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, attract new customers and stand out from the crowd as an employer of choice? Find out about how you can:

  • Become an accredited Dementia Friendly Retailer
  • Sign up to Autism Hour
  • Receive financial support to employ a care leaver as an apprentice
  • Develop adoption and foster family friendly HR policies
  • Access Mental Health First Aid Training for your business
  • Book a work place work-out
  • Help your staff be money smart

Find out about these initiatives below. For details or for more information email wellinprofit@wolverhampton.gov.uk


Become business dementia friendly

There are 850,000 people living with Dementia in the UK.

By becoming a recognised dementia friendly retailer, you can build on and retain existing custom.

By becoming a dementia friendly workplace, you can recruit and retain staff who care for family members with dementia.

What's on offer?

  • Free training - face to face or virtual - to become a “Dementia Friend”
  • Free information developed especially for retailers
  • Help to become an accredited Dementia Friendly Retailer
  • Help to make your business dementia accessible

Attract new customers to your business by signing up to Autism Hour

Attract new customers to your business by signing up to Autism Hour

More than 1 in 100 of the population have been diagnosed with autism. Along with their families, that's over 3 million customers waiting to be welcomed into your business.

What's on offer?

  • Help and advice on how to sign up to Autism Hour and publicise to a wider audience
  • Help to become an accredited Autism Friendly Retailer

Grow your business with an Apprentice who is in care or a care leaver

There are 659 children in the care of the City of Wolverhampton and 286 care leavers age 18-25. Receive additional financial support to employ a young person in care/ care leaver as an apprentice in your business.

Raise the profile of your business and receive free publicity by signing up to the care leaver pledge.

What's on offer?

  • Advice and financial support to help you employ a young person in care or care leaver as an apprentice in your business.
  • Help and advice to make a care leaver pledge.

Become an Adoption & Foster Friendly Employer

Join companies like Tesco and O2 in being a foster friendly employer.

By becoming a recognised adoption and foster-friendly employer you can retain your valuable and experienced staff who care for the city’s most vulnerable children.

What's on offer?

  • Information and support to host a fostering information event for your staff.
  • Help with developing adoption and foster family friendly HR policies.

Create a mentally healthy workplace and reduce absenteeism

Mental ill health is the second biggest cause of absence in the workplace.

Improve staff retention and reduce absenteeism by investing in mental health first aid training. This nationally recognised training teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.

What's on offer?

  • Help and advice to access Mental Health First Aid Training for your business.
  • Best practice and support from the West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive Programme.

Improve productivity with a work place work-out

Improve productivity and staff morale by booking a work-place workout.

Encouraging your employees to embrace fitness as a lifestyle choice pays off in numerous ways – reducing absenteeism, inspiring confidence and team building.

What's on offer?

  • A qualified WV Active instructor visiting your workplace to provide advice on keeping fit and healthy. No special kit or facilities required!

Help your staff be money smart

Improve staff retention and reduce absenteeism by helping your staff be money smart.

When your staff are worried about money they can be distracted at work and their health and relationships can suffer. Citizens Advice Wolverhampton knows a lot about personal debt and is launching a new service to help your team stay on top of their finances.

What's on offer?

  • Email helen.child@wolverhamptoncitizensadvice.com to book your place at a special event on Tuesday 2 October 2018, 3pm – 4pm at Citizens Advice Wolverhampton, 26 Snow Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AD
  • Receive support to help your staff with managing debt and staying on top of their finances.

Contact Well in Profit - email wellinprofit@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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