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Businesses recognised for promoting a healthy workforce
Thursday 6th March, 2014

MORE local businesses have been recognised for helping to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees.

Leisure and culture provider WLCT and charity Health@Work support organisations in achieving the Good Work: Good Health Charter, commissioned by Wigan Council.

And WLCT have led the way this time by completing the process and becoming one of the organisations to be awarded the charter.

Jane Hynes, Healthy Weight Manager at WLCT, said: “Making the wellbeing of employees a priority can reap real benefits for organisations, and the Good Work: Good Health Charter provides a great way for businesses to demonstrate the commitment they have made to achieving a healthy workforce.”

The full list of organisations receiving the Good Work: Good Health Charter are:

WLCT, Speedy Hire, St Paul's Primary School, Steps CIC, Brooklands Nursery, Tonks Shoes, Insight Booking Solutions, Leighton Packaging, Brideoak Residential Unit, The Avenue Day Nursery and Dr Khatri's Surgery.

Cabinet member for adult and social care Cllr Keith Cunliffe said: “Well done to all those organisations that have achieved the Good Work: Good Health Charter this time round. I’d encourage other businesses in the borough to follow suit by working towards this accreditation.”

WLCT’s Active@Work programme, run by the Active Living team, helps local employers to build a healthy workforce and demonstrate their commitment to helping employees become healthier and fitter.

Workplace health experts Health@Work support employers to get their staff active in addressing any health concerns they may have. There is also training available for employees to become workplace Health Champions to support their colleagues to improve their health and well-being.

For more details about the Good Work: Good Health Charter, visit www.wlct.org/activeliving

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