The Financial Wellbeing Wallet provides staff with links to support from Care first, PayPlan, The Money Advice Centre, Neyber/Salary Finance and Citizens Advice. The wallet focusses on 4 main topics:
We understand how much money worries and stress can affect the overall wellbeing of staff and our financiall wellbeing package includes support/education tools aimed at helping you make the most of your money, deal effectively with debt and plan for the future.
Affinity Connect – a specialist provider of financial education in the workplace for the public sector, helping employees understand how to maximise their retirement savings in the context of their overall financial position. Affinity Connect have been engaged to deliver a range of workshop-based interactive sessions designed to support staff from when they start working for the NHS until retirement.
PayPlan – one of the UK’s leading free debt advice providers, offering help and advice to anyone struggling with debt. Find out how Payplan can try to help you in a way that allows you to live a normal and happy life while you are getting on top of your debt via our customised Payplan page. Payplan’s Financial Wellbeing Hub includes financial education and wellbeing to help you improve your relationship with money and take control of your financial future.
Money Helper (previously The Money Advice Service) – free and impartial money advice, set up by the government, which includes advice and guides to help improve your finances, tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead. Money Helper provides support over the phone and online.
Care first has Citizens Advice trained Information Specialists on hand to offer you free, 100% confidential assistance with a range of issues, such as debt, employment, benefits, housing, legal enquiries, taxes, immigration and nationality citizenship, consumer rights and much more.
Call freephone 0800 174319, or speak online via the Care first Lifestyle website.
Care first has also introduced the MyEva financial analysis tool – you can create your account to access your financial health check score, tools and calculators and a series of short ‘tasks’ to help you manage day to day spending, reduce debt, build up your savings, review your mortgage options and much more.
You can also book a FREE 30 minute call with a Care first financial adviser – scroll along ‘Essentials’ once you are logged into MyEva and select ‘Speak to an expert about your essentials’. Please note there is no financial advice given in the call – the purpose is to understand if you would benefit from regulated financial advice, based on your personal circumstances. If so, you are walked through the process and the charges that apply.
FREE Will Writing for NHS Staff (worth £200)
Accord Legal Services offer a FREE will writing service for NHS staff. A spokesman for Accord said, “The pandemic has proved that none of us know what is around the corner. Making a Will may not be at the top of everybody’s list of priorities right now, but it is nonetheless vitally important. We want to make it easier for our key workers to cross this task off their to-do list.”
Accord are working with a number of NHS organisations across the country, including the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
For more information call 01744 807048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Mortgage Advice
The following companies are offering free mortgage advice to NHS staff (normally between £400 – £500):
- Pulse Mortgages have become specialist NHS mortgage brokers and decided to remain fee free for all time for NHS staff.
For more information contact: 01277 424929/mob: 07958 027990/email: email@example.com
For more information contact: 0785 467 3000/Facebook: @PJS.CO.UK/email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Health Service Discounts – number one independent discount retailer resource for NHS employees and their families
- Blue Light Card – available to members of the Emergency Services, NHS or Armed Forces – thousands of discounts online and on the high street. Free online service to get discount codes for different online stores. High Street discount card is an optional extra card which costs £4.99 for a 2 year membership
- Staff Benefits – from local independents to high street names in your area, every deal is exclusive to Healthcare, Government and Corporate staff (use your Trust email address when registering for an account)