People right across the UK will find balancing their financial budgets slightly more difficult this year as the cost of living continues to go up.
It is understandable that our staff may be worried about financial difficulties – as we are not only seeing increases in national insurance and inflation, but petrol prices are on the rise alongside bills for electricity, gas, mobile phones, and council tax.
This can contribute to increased levels of stress and anxiety for our colleagues, at a time when this may already be heightened.
We would therefore like to make staff aware of the financial tools and assistance available to them at Newcastle Trust, which we hope will lighten this burden a little:
Financial Wellbeing Support
Non Salary Sacrifice
Helping Hands for Staff (Chaplaincy and Citizens Advice) – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/news/helping-hands-for-staff
Travel Passes – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/travel-and-transport
Information on Childcare support – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/staff-benefits/childcare-support
Wills e.g. https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/discounts-and-offers/free-will, https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/discounts-and-offers/free-will-service-1, https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/discounts-and-offers/free-will-writing-service
Plus generic discounts – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/discounts-and-offers
Sal Sacrifice Schemes
Pensions Advice Scheme – Pensions Advice Scheme (benefitseveryone.co.uk)
We are currently running a number of events throughout March, April and May to help support staff:
Barclays Financial Wellbeing Events
We have joined forces with Barclays to run a series of financial wellbeing events for staff over the coming months.
The sessions will cover the following themes:
- Getting Ready to be Financially Independent
- Take Control of your Credit Score
- Becoming a First Time Buyer
- Ready to Buy your First Home
- Moving Or Improving?
Visit our events section for more details. You can also read a summary of our upcoming events here
Help with any energy worries
Our Chaplaincy Team has booked two sessions with Helping Hands for staff to get advice on ways to manage the increase in fuel costs.
The events will be held via Teams on 22 and 29 March, 11.30 till 12.30 and will cover the following areas:
- Fuel Poverty
- Price Cap
- Smart Meters
- Warm Home Discount
- Priority Service Register
- Energy Grants
- What to do if my Supplier ceases Trading
To join or if you have any questions, email email@example.com