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Truro & Penwith College

One of the best tertiary colleges in the country for education & training.

What we do:

Truro and Penwith College is one of the best colleges in the country, a fact recognised by Ofsted which gave us Outstanding status following our review in February 2016. We have campuses in Truro and Penzance, both offering an exceptional range of courses, providing industry-standard equipment and resources, all housed in modern, purpose-built facilities.

Why we became a healthy workplace:

The Healthy Workplace award seemed the ideal opportunity to bring together all that we currently do and to look at areas in which we can improve.

Recent health and well being activities:

We have created a 'one stop' Health and Wellbeing  area on our Intranet which includes:

DSE ASSESSMENTS*EYE CARE*PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORT INJURY*STRESS MANAGEMENT*ACTIVE TRAVEL*CYCLE SCHEME

And we send an E-bulletin every term to inform staff of Health, Wellbeing, Sport and Sustainability initiatives and have promoted the One You Campaign amongst many others this year.  

We have a timetable of over 40 weekly physical activities/classes that staff can join in for free from Rock Climbing  and Cardio Cycling to Gym Sessions and Swimming along with free part time courses.

Staff from all departments and of varying fitness levels have successfully trained for and competed in the River Dart Mud Run, ROC 5k, Mild Night Runs with more events planned for the future.

Success Story:

Wellbeing in the Community - Staff participating in a voluntary beach clean in 2016

 "Its a great place to work and this is reflected in my enjoyment of the job"  *   "[The activities are] a great way to meet different people and encourage each other to keep going.."  *  "Penwith College runs a fantastic Health & Fitness Club in the hours outside lessons for all Staff & Students promoting a Healthy Lifestyle"

- Member of staff
Staff Engagement

Companies with higher levels of staff engagement have 13% lower staff turnover and less than half the UK average sickness absence.

Alcohol Use in Cornwall

Of the total 441,000 population aged 16 and over in Cornwall, 102,000 are drinking above the recommended safe levels (just under a quarter), according to public health estimates.  In addition, an estimated 66,500 are 'binge drinkers'.

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