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Angel Fulfilment Services Ltd

Experts in charity call handling and fulfilment solutions

What we do:

Angel is a Call Centre based in Par, Cornwall.  We cover everything from inbound customer service, charity fundraising campaigns and donation handling, order taking and enquiry services as well as handling supporter care calls.  We work with many leading UK and worldwide charities such as WWF and Oxfam.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

We wanted to enhance our Employee Discount Scheme by adding discounted gym memberships for our employees.  We came across the Healthy Workplace programme which opened up a whole new world of opportunities for us!

As well as trying to encourage physical fitness, we recognised that we needed to understand more about mental health and how to provide support.  Stress, depression and anxiety were keywords we were seeing on Return to Work interviews on a weekly basis.  Other than our Employee Assistance Programme through Bupa, we had no way of knowing how to deal with such issues.  Absence levels were high and our understanding was low.  This needed to change!

Recent health and well being activities:

Mental Health - in August 2017, we were lucky enough to have Carly Titmus from the Health Promotion Service visit our offices to hold a Mental Health Awareness & Stress workshop for all staff - senior managers, shift managers and call centre agents were all encouraged to attend.  This was incredibly well received and all came away with a better understanding of the impact of mental ill health and just how many people are affected.

 

 

In Sept 2017, two members of staff became Mental Health First Aiders after attending a 2 day course.  Our MHFA's are responsible for all Return to Work interviews which relate to mental health and have become pivotal in creating a workplace which is safe, supportive and without judgement.

Healthy Weight Programme - the lovely Amy Bromfield has visited us twice with her Tanita Scales and to provide advice on living well.  We held a 12 week competition for the employee with 'most improved results' which sparked a lot of healthy eating and exercise.

Chlamydia Screening - Olivia Dunlop visited us to hold a workshop on the importance of sexual health.

Ping pong table - Cornwall Sports Partnership kindly loaned us a ping pong table which created a lot of happiness in the workplace (some sore losers too!)

Success Story:

After being annoyed and shocked with the results of his weigh in and the Tanita scales, our Head of IT, Jon Bromley, decided that healthy living was the way forward. Jon was determined to improve his overall health, not just to lose weight.  Jon overhauled his diet to include fresh veg, lean meat and fish and plenty of water and started morning walks before work.  After 12 weeks, Jon had the most improved results and said that he felt happier, more energised and less stressed as a result.  Jon has kept these changes and said it’s a way of life for him now, rather than a fad. 

As a business, we know that we have to proactively support the health and wellbeing of our employees in order to improve productivity, increase engagement and reduce absenteeism.  We hope that by signing up to the Healthy Workplace Programme and all of the fantastic initiatives involved, we are bolstering trust and commitment to our employees, and we hope to expect the same in return. – Darren Juleff, Managing Director.   

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Casestudy

St. Austell Brewery won a gold award on their first year of taking part in the programme. Chrissie Knight, Occupational Health Manager for the brewery, commented, “Caring for and investing in the workforce has always been a priority at the Brewery and it is wonderful to gain recognition for the work that takes place at all levels to ensure that we remain an employer of choice for people in the South West, which is not only because of the opportunities that exist at many levels within the organisation, but also because of the support and benefits that exist for all employees”

Savings!

One firm Hewitt Associates, who implemented a wellbeing initiative including stress management advice two years ago, beleives the wellbeing programme saves £700,000 a year.

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