Wellbeing at Work Charter

The Wellbeing at Work Charter is a local accreditation scheme to recognise the efforts of local workplaces in Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland to support the health and wellbeing of their employees. There are two levels of accreditation available, the Pledge and the Award, and organisations of any size any type are encouraged to register.


Wellbeing at Work Pledge
(FREE)

By signing the Pledge, your organisation is committed to making a public declaration of its ambition to take action to support employee wellbeing by:

  • Appointing a dedicated officer responsible for coordinating the organisations health and wellbeing offer.
  • Demonstrating senior level buy-in and support with a signature from the organisation's director or senior leader.
  • Promoting positive public health messages to employees, encouraging and supporting them to make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Agreeing to receive regular communication from LRS regarding Wellbeing at Work.

It is strongly recommended (but not compulsory) that organisations who sign the Pledge also complete a Workplace Health Needs Assessment.

By signing the Pledge, organisations will receive:

  • Recognition as a pledge signatory on the LRS website.
  • Certificate and Pledge Badge to display and include on website / literature.
  • Access to the Wellbeing at Work Support Package and online resources.

The Pledge badge and certificate is valid for 24-months, at which point an organisation can choose to renew their Pledge or begin working towards the Award. At any point during this 24-month period, organisations can take the next step towards completing the Award.

Wellbeing at Work Award
(From £100 +VAT)

To achieve the Award, your organisation must evidence the delivery of ongoing health and wellbeing activities by meeting the following compulsory requirements:

  • Agreed to the principles of the Pledge.
  • Completion of a Workplace Health Needs Assessment provided by LRS or other recognised employee needs analysis.
  • Consultation session with LRS to identify priorities of employee health and wellbeing.
  • Following the completion of a Workplace Health Needs Assessment, a workplace health and wellbeing action plan (approved by senior leadership) should be submitted, evidencing how the workplace plans or is planning to actively promote positive public health messages in relation to the needs identified.
  • Submission of evidence of the delivery of interventions e.g. health and wellbeing day, mental health policy.

Recipients of the Award will receive:

  • Recognition as an Award recipient on the LRS website.
  • Certificate and Award Badge to display and include on website / literature.
  • Free place at the Wellbeing at Work annual conference.
  • Free place on a Workplace Physical Activity Champion training session.
  • Access to the Wellbeing at Work Support Package and online resources.

After registering to begin working towards the Award, organisations must submit evidence to demonstrate implementation of the Award requirements within 12-months.

The Award badge and certificate is valid for 24 months. At this point, organisations must re-submit evidence to confirm that they still meet the requirements of the Award (to include repeating the Workplace Health Needs Assessment).


Wellbeing at Work Support Package

The Wellbeing at Work Support Package includes tools and resources to support employees to promote and deliver employee wellbeing initiatives and can be accessed by recipients of both the Pledge and Award.

These elements are optional but may support the development and delivery of initiatives that make up an organisations action plan, which may particularly be of benefit to those who are working towards the Wellbeing at Work Award.

Support can be provided virtually to combat challenges associated with COVID-19. Furthermore, please note that some activities may be affected by current COVID-19 restrictions.


Bryany Cornish

Bryany Cornish

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564879

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • NWL LSA
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    Active Partnerships
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester