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.
You can find out more at Benefits Everyone.
Wagestream is a free app that gives you access to pay early for additional hours worked without waiting for the monthly pay run.
This money is not a loan, but pay that staff have earned and the app enables you to access up to 30% of your substantive wages as they are earned.
This will enable you to access pay early However, currently there is a charge per transaction of £1.75.Find out more financial support
Moneywise Credit Union are a saving and loan co-operative where members save regularly and can take out loans at a low interest rates.
Moneywise offer a range of loans designed to suit your own circumstances based on method of repayment and your disposable income, so whether you are in employment or receipt of benefits we will always consider you as an individual.Find out more financial support
Citizens Advice Gateshead
All staff at Newcastle Hospitals have direct access to confidential support from Citizens Advice Gateshead. The service is open to everyone, whether you have money worries, need help completing benefits forms or need advice on how to access support.More information
Helping Hands is a programme of support offered by our Chaplaincy team for Newcastle Hospitals staff in urgent financial need.
- Food bank vouchers
- Meal Cards
- Direct Access to CAB Gateshead
- Free Sanitary Products
- Small monetary grants
- To Good to Throw Fridges
For more information about Helping Hands, Chaplaincy can be reached 24/7 every day of the year on either 48129 (8.30am – 4.30pm), or via switchboard at all other times.
Staff can download a poster to display in their areas here
The Trust Travel Scheme enables staff to purchase an annual season ticket for travel on public transport, saving money.Find out more about our travel scheme
Any employees looking for support with their childcare costs can join the Tax Free Childcare scheme.
The Trust also has its own nursery on site at the Freeman Hospital.More information and advice about childcare costs
Visit our Benefits Everyone website for an overview of the discounts, offers and salary sacrifice schemes you are entitled to as a member of staff at Newcastle Hospitals.
You can also access discounts discounted member events, activities and days out via our Staff Social Club, it also includes a monthly staff lottery, as well as affordable on-site gym membership at the Freeman and RVI.