Innovation & research Health and wellbeing Flexible working Your work-life balance is important to you, so it is important to us. We have an online and home working hybrid model that staff can benefit from, with a range of options that can be personalised to you and your role. Perkbox We are keen to share health and wellbeing benefits, but also some financial perks too. One way we do this is through our Perkbox rewards and benefits platform. Perkbox offers access to a wide variety of discounts for all WDP staff – from fitness and wellbeing providers such as Puregym or Boxx and retailers like Argos or Snow & Rock – as well as freebies from Café Nero or Greggs, and free courses from the Skills Network. Health Assured (Employee Assistance Programme) We want to ensure that you have as much support as possible if you have any worries outside of work. Therefore, we have made Health Assured available to all WDP staff. It provides a confidential and independent 24/7 helpline with qualified counsellors and advisors who can offer help with legal, financial, health and family issues. Other support you can access via Health Assured includes: Up to 4 free sessions of structured, solution-focused telephone or online counselling An online health portal which contains a comprehensive library of wellbeing information, including factsheets, 4-week programmes, mini health checks and financial assessment tools. Monthly wellbeing newsletters and webinars filled with practical information and guidance. Eyecare All our staff spend some time in front of a computer during the working day, some people more than others. Free eyesight tests and discount vouchers for any glasses needed (for work purposes) are provided. Flu jabs We offer free flu jabs to our staff to keep them as safe as possible during the winter months. Where we are not able to supply flu jabs via our partners, our staff can book their own appointments in their local area and claim the cost back. Wellbeing initiatives The health and wellbeing of our people is something that we care a great deal about and is also vital to the success of our services being able to support those in need. We have a group of Connection Champions, made up of staff from across WDP, who feedback and provide ideas that will have a positive impact on our teams. This range continues to evolve and grow and currently includes mindfulness sessions, Lunch and Learn webinars and informal drop-in sessions.