The independent awards, which celebrate the pioneers of employee wellbeing, have nominated the care provider for the Financial Award, recognising employers that have proactively put in place a well thought through strategy to encourage and promote financial wellness among their employees.
Sunrise’s nomination was based on their work throughout 2018, which has seen a commitment to expanding financial offerings, including a Good Samaritan Fund to help team members suffering severe financial hardship and partnerships with The Care Workers Charity to provide access to grants and with Neyber to offer financial educational resources and affordable loans.
The wellbeing benefits at Sunrise continue to have a positive effect, evidenced by the positive feedback expressed by team members in annual engagement surveys. Stress, Balance & Workload is a category that has seen a year on year positive increase in correlation to the support and programmes available.
The development of financial support initiatives for the benefit of Sunrise’s more than 5000 team members across the UK, all of whom are committed to providing the highest standards of personalised dementia care, nursing care and assisted living to residents.
Sunrise Senior Living UK will find out if they have won the prize at the official awards ceremony on 7 February 2019 in London.
Suzanne Foody, Benefits & Reward Manager at Sunrise Senior Living UK, said:
“We are delighted to have been nominated for an Employee Wellbeing Award, which recognises the importance of every single one of our dedicated and brilliant team members.
“At Sunrise, driving improvement and delivering a healthy workplace is of the utmost importance so that we can continue to support the hard work of our staff.
“We are looking forward to continuing to provide areas of support and the development of wellbeing strategies throughout 2019, including a focus on widening areas of support on mental health and more exciting initiatives in store.”