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Staff benefits Update

23 Jul 2020

As more services are opening up we are highlighting offers on eating out and entertainment!

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Undiscounts still has a wide range of offers for you. One of the popular dining offers in the past has been Zouk. They have now reopened (including on Sundays when they do their special roasts). Staff discount still applies but all tables must be booked in advance (quoting University of Manchester). Full booking information is on the Zouk UniDiscount page.

The good news for us all is that most cinemas across the UK are preparing to re-open later this month. Opening dates differ across the various cinema chains as they work to create safe environments in which you can watch exciting new and classic movies. The Cinema Society site will be reopening soon. You can also continue to make some savings on home movie streaming vouchers that are available to purchase through the site for Rakuten TV, Chili and Sky Store.

Highlights from Wider Wallet

You have free access to the Wider Wallet platform via this staff only link.

Highlighted offers this week include accessing 35% off your first 4 HelloFresh recipe boxes. You simply choose your favourite dishes and they'll deliver all the fresh quality pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to your door. They also have an exclusive discount with Haven holidays helping save you more than the published prices. Haven's 36 holiday parks are nestled in beautiful coastal locations around the UK - all you've got to do is decide whether you want a self-catering holiday in one of the luxury caravans, or bring your very own caravan or tent and enjoy a holiday in the landscaped camping areas. All of the parks have great activities and entertainment for all kids – big ones and little ones. You don’t even need to leave your four legged-friend behind as they've got dog friendly accommodation options. Check out the park’s pages to see what they’ve got to offer. Caravan parks and camping have become more popular during the current restrictions as give families a safer way to have a socially distant holiday. Merlin attractions are opening up across the country including Manchester’s Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium. Off peak tickets start at £7.92 for children with discount. Don’t forget you can also save on your weekly shop with leading supermarket ecode discounts via Wider Wallet.

Your wellbeing benefits

Visit staff wellbeing news for the latest updates and notifications of online events. These include:

  • Lunchtime mindfulness sessions
  • Online book club
  • Wellbeing webinars
  • How to support your wellbeing at work

There is a great schedule of events on Zoom, Facebook and Instagram from the SPORT Team and the Counselling and mental health service has moved workshop programme online. Sessions will include live Zoom versions of the following workshops: Calm Your Brain, Overcoming low mood and Developing resilience in challenging times. The staff wellbeing pages has a range of links and signposts specifically to support you during the Covid crisis.

Keep well and keep up to date with all your benefits and wellbeing options.