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Double award recognition for Tyne Housing

A North East housing and support provider has received a double award recognition for its commitment to building a healthier workplace.
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Tyne Housing has achieved the Maintaining Excellence Award in the Better Health at Work Awards, highlighting its continued dedication to promoting the health and wellbeing of its workforce and the wider community.

The housing provider has also received the Standard Good Work Pledge Award, which is part of a framework developed by North of Tyne Combined Authority to highlight good working practices.

The organisation – which also holds an Investors in People Silver Accreditation –  has successfully progressed through the Better Health at Work Awards over the last five years, continually developing policies and delivering projects that have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of its workforce, providing the support needed to deliver the best possible services to residents and people within the wider community.

Tyne has implemented various initiatives aimed at supporting its employees in recent years, including one-off cost-of-living payments, salary sacrifice and season ticket schemes, as well as the provision of Wagestream, a financial wellbeing platform that allows staff to access income as they earn and receive a range of discounts.

The housing provider also has a Better Health at Work Group, which consists of staff and volunteers from across the organisation who come together to arrange activities that promote health and wellbeing, such as cooking sessions, craft activities, football sessions and photography competitions. An Employee Assistance Programme is also available to provide wellbeing, mental health and resilience support to staff.

Steve McKinlay, chief executive at Tyne Housing, said: “We’re thrilled to receive this double award recognition for our efforts in fostering a positive work environment for everyone at Tyne.

“Our employees are empowered to share their ideas and opinions, contributing to a workplace where collaboration and innovation thrive.”

The Better Health at Work Award has six levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Continuing Excellence, Maintaining Excellence and Ambassador Status – and recognises the efforts of employers in the North East and Cumbria in addressing health issues within the workplace.

The Standard Good Work Pledge is awarded to organisations that demonstrate competence in two of the five pillars of good practice, as identified by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.

The pillars include: valuing and rewarding your workforce, promoting health and wellbeing, effective communications and representation, developing a balanced workforce and social responsibility.

As a Good Work ambassador, Tyne Housing joins a variety of organisations in the North of Tyne region that are making sure employees feel happy and valued.

Steve added: “Tyne is committed to the happiness of its employees, and we want to make sure everyone feels appreciated in their work environment and that they are genuinely happy in their jobs.

“Putting people first is at the core of what we do, and that includes prioritising the wellbeing of our teams to ensure they have the support and resources they need to thrive both personally and professionally.”

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