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Staff benefits update

27 Aug 2020

The Bank Holiday is on the way and it's time to check out all the benefits, discounts and wellbeing options you can access.

Deckchairs on beach

Now is the time for a last minute break. With Hilton Hotels they have a wide choice of locations to give you everything you need to relax, recoup and reenergize while making savings with the public sector rate. Their Frontline Thanks (which is also avalable to HE staff) also givees extra flexibiity on your booking.

Campervans4fun will appeal to you whether you love the idea of taking off and enjoying going wherever the mood takes you or if you like to plan ahead for next year. If you are single, a couple, or a family of five, their campervans are for you. They are also a great way to holiday during social distancing.

With cinemas now open, this week sees the release of Christopher Nolan's long awaited and critically acclaimed Tenet in UK cinemas. You can access money vouchers via the Cinema Society

Travel

If you are considering purchasing a bike or updating you can access our Cycle to Work Scheme. Now is the time to sign up to for Cycle September too. Please note that the 147 bus is not currently providing free travel to staff.Further updates will be provided as we receive them.

Visit UniDiscounts for the full range of entertainment, food, health, outdoors, travel and beauty services

Financial wellbeing

To support your financial wellbeing you can now access Mercer’s financial wellbeing toolkit. This provides you with access to free guides and other financial materials they have produced to help you, your families and your friends manage your finances during this period.

You can now have free access to the Serious Injury Scheme. Many people don't have legal expense insurance and therefore should the unthinkable happen and they need legal advice following a serious accident, they are likely to fall into the hands of a no-win no-fee lawyer who is likely to take up to 25% of their compensation (called a success fee) as part of their charges. By using the Serious Injury Scheme, you will receive 100% of your compensation and be represented by Serious Law LLP, a Tier One Legal 500 recommended law firm, who have been handling serious injury cases for over 30 years.

Check out the latest offers with Wider Wallet. If you haven’t registered please copy the Access Code S439777W and paste in the New Member Registration Box on the Wider Wallet link. This month there are offers on English Heritage membership, ABC Boat Hire and Expedia for travel and entertainment options during the current restrictions and for the future. You can also save with digital supermarkets offers and so much more. With the Bank Holiday this weekend you can also escape to Merlin attractions and make great savings at the same time.

Wellbeing

Visit staff wellbeing news for the latest updates and notifications of online events. Visit UoM’s Sport ages on Facebook and Instagram for information on the latest virtual sessions. If you feel you have lost your confidence recently the Learning and Development Team have some resources.

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

Have a happy Bank Holiday weekend!