“Good health” says housing company

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under About us, About us - our employees, Get involved, News.

The Gateshead Housing Company has been presented with an award for its dedication to promoting a healthy workplace for its employees.

The ‘Better Health at Work NE’ silver award recognised work the housing company has done to provide a healthy environment for its employees to work in – and follows a bronze award achieved in 2014.

Health-and-Wellbeing-at-work-silver-award-300x132A series of events were held for over 300 employees offering advice on healthy eating and exercise in the workplace, with more planned for the year ahead.

These will include events and information on:

  • Men’s health
  • Women’s health
  • Mental health
  • General health and wellbeing initiatives.

The company also created a number of health and wellbeing programmes for individual employees, tailored to their own specific needs.

On receiving the award Jon Mallen-Beadle, Managing Director, said: “Health and wellbeing in the workplace is very important to us all at the housing company.

“As a business we consistently focus on providing a healthy environment for our employees, with our HR, Health and Wellbeing Team offering support and a variety of health-based services.

“We firmly believe a healthy workforce is a happy workforce.”

The 2015 Better Health at Work NE awards were promoted by the NHS, TUC and the Association of North East Councils.

In addition to supporting employees, the housing company, which manages nearly 20,000 homes for Gateshead Council, also offers free courses for customers covering health improvements, such as managing stress and confidence building.

Tenant and leaseholders wanting to find out more about the ‘Moving Forward’ training programme, including the health and wellbeing courses, should call 0191 433 5357 or email involve@gatesheadhousing.co.uk