Business Health Matters
The Business Health Matters project will support businesses in the county to improve the physical and mental health of their employees, so that staff are happier, healthier and more resilient.
The Business Health Matters project offers fully funded basic skills training and accredited level 2 and 3 Workplace Health Champion training for businesses in the county. Poor health in Lancashire has a huge impact on local businesses, the economy and the health service. By empowering employees to drive change in the workplace, we are supporting businesses in maintaining healthy teams, reducing absence, presenteeism and staff turnover as a result of poor health. By upskilling employees, we support business growth, increase employability levels and play our part in reducing the gender pay gap. Investing in the wellbeing of staff benefits businesses and employees, whilst supporting Lancashire to become a happier and healthier place to live and work.
What are the benefits?
Business Health Matters is a ground-breaking programme that will build a healthier workforce across Lancashire, and beyond. By offering fully funded basic skills training and accredited Level 2 and 3 Workplace Health Champion training to employees in SMEs the project will:
- Support businesses in improving the physical and mental health of their employees so that staff are happier, healthier and more resilient.
- Increase productivity and sustained workforces, resulting in reduced absence costs and lower staff turnover rates.
- Support working-aged individuals, to upskill, remain in employment and live longer, happier lives.
Who is it for?
In order to be eligible for support from the Business Health Matters project, businesses must meet the following criteria:
Be based in Lancashire
Employ fewer than 250 employees
Have either an annual turnover that does not exceed 50million Euros, and/or a balance sheet total that does not exceed 43million Euros
How do I find out more and apply?
Call: 01772 299830