Benefits and wellbeing
At C&I, we are committed to providing staff with the services and support they need to improve their working lives and achieve a healthy balance between their work and home life.
We have a Health and Wellbeing Strategy in place and a dedicated health and wellbeing employee programme called ‘Change and Inspire’ which launched in July 2014 offering staff a wide range of initiatives and services.
In addition, we provide a great range of staff benefits and we will be expanding our benefits in line with staff needs. For any queries regarding health, wellbeing and benefits please email HAW@Candi.nhs.uk
Islington Council offer Key Worker Housing consisting of 15 one bedroom properties to qualified C&I nurses, social workers and occupational who have passed their probation period and are working within Islington only.
Some NHS staff in London can also access help and support in buying or renting in London through the Keyworker Housing Scheme. An eligibility assessment is required. For more information on how to apply visit:
Allocate Instant Pay / Wagestream
We have partnered with Allocate InstantPay, powered by Wagestream to provide staff with an app that allows them to track how much they are earning throughout the month, and access up to 40% of that pay as soon as they have earned it. No loans, no interest - just access to your money when you need it, at £1.75 fixed fee. The Wagestream app also helps you save and gives useful tips on financial planning.
Bicycle Salary Sacrifice Scheme
Eligible Trust staff may be able to purchase a bicycle from participating stores up to the value of £1,000. Staff can then make repayments over a 12 month period through monthly salary deductions.
We offer a generous Special Leave Policy and Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave Policy providing various types of leave including carer’s leave, time off to care for dependants and maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
Our flexible working policy offers a number of ways to work flexibly to our staff, for example, we can offer compressed hours, time off in lieu, flexible retirement, employment breaks, home working, job sharing, part time working, staggered hours. The policy is available via our HR team with information on how to apply to work flexibly and the considerations for you and your manager to think about prior to application/agreement to a flexible working request.
C&I offers a salary sacrifice scheme to purchase tax free childcare vouchers. It is an easy way to make savings on childcare costs and you can choose how much you want deducted from your salary.
We have also negotiated discounts for some holiday playschemes including Supercamps and Camp Beaumont.
All NHS staff can access a variety of discounts via the NHS Discounts website. Corporate discounts are also available for Merlin Entertainment, O2,Vodaphone and Voicemobile. In addition, there is a dedicated staff benefits portal for staff to access the latest wellbeing and benefits information.
Eye care vouchers
Specsavers eye care vouchers are available for those who use a computer as part of their role. The e-voucher provides the employee with a free eye test and up to £45 towards the cost of glasses prescribed for VDU use.
Discounted gym membership/sports and leisure facilities
Staff can benefit from membership at reduced rates at the following gyms:
- GLL (Islington and Pancras Leisure have different rates)
- Club 52
- St. Mary’s Gym (St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington)
- Fitness First
- Virgin Active
- The Gym Group
HealthRoster Employee Online
C&I staff members can use Employee Online (EOL) to view all aspects of their roster in the past, present and as far into the future as the rosters have been published. This includes annual leave, enhanced hours, training days, skills and certificates and their pay records before they receive their paper pay slips from payroll. EOL also allows users to request duties and time off for future off duties, submit their timesheets online and view available bank shifts.
If you are a C&I staff member, you can access EOL here.
Interest free season ticket loan
An interest free loan is available for staff wishing to purchase an annual travel card/ season ticket. The cost is deducted from your salary on a monthly basis over the course of one year.
Occupational Health Services
People Asset Management currently run our Occupational Health Service offering a comprehensive range of services for staff and deal with referrals for illnesses and ailments affecting staff. You can self-refer or ask your manager to refer you. PAM also offer advice on diet and exercise and information on smoking cessation along with Cardio screening for over 40s and provide an Employee Assistance Programme with telephone support and counselling, online tips, information and signposts for positive wellbeing in your everyday work and home life, legal advice zone and managers’ support line.
The NHS pension scheme is recognised as one of the best in the country. It is a non-profit contributory scheme. It has an excellent range of benefits and is transferable to other public sector organisations.
Staff restaurant and internet café
Our staff restaurant offers a place to rest, relax and eat, plus the benefits of an internet Café for staff at the St Pancras Hospital site.
Quiet space/meditation and prayer room
There is a quiet room available at St Pancras Hospital where you can read quietly, meditate or pray. There are cushions and washing facilities for prayers.
Smoking Cessation Services
Smoking Cessation Services for staff are available at St Pancras Hospital
You can also get more advice from Smoke Free Camden: 020 3317 3861 or text QUIT to 66777.
As part of the Change and Inspire Health and Wellbeing programme for our employees, we have introduced training courses and workshops to improve staff wellbeing.
We currently offer the following courses:
- Resilience Training - stress management training based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles which can be used to effectively manage stressful situations at work and home.
- Mindfulness based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - offering evidence based mindfulness techniques to manage stress and maintain a better quality of life
- Recovery College health and wellbeing courses - courses cover topics such as healthy eating and exercise and getting a good night sleep. These courses are free and open to both staff and service users. Visit the Recovery College pages here to view the prospectus.