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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
Well Being Boost

A study of FTSE-100 companies conducted by Business in the Community (BITC) and Ipsos Mori, found that firms that actively promoted staff well-being and workplace health policies recorded a 10 per cent boost in their financial performance.

Costs of Ill Health

In 2006 around 175 million working days were lost due to illness and it is estimated that the annual economic costs of sickness absence and worklessness is over £100 billion.  (Working for a healthier tomorrow, Department of Health, March 2008). 

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