Financial Wellbeing – staff support and events

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

WageStream – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/staff-benefits/wagestream

Credit Union – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/discounts-and-offers/moneywise

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

HES – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/staff-benefits/home-electronics-scheme

Bikes – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/staff-benefits/cycle-to-work

Cars – https://www.benefitseveryone.co.uk/staff-benefits/car-benefit-scheme

Pensions Advice Scheme – Pensions Advice Scheme (benefitseveryone.co.uk)

Events

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 nuth.chaplaincy@nhs.net