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Staff benefits and wellbeing update

05 Aug 2021

Jodrell Bank, Free Wills presentation, car parking updates, Vivup and wellbeing workshops....

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

You can now save 25% when booking tickets online for Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre until 31 December 2021. You can also save 10% in the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop and Planet Café. There’s no better time to take a trip to the Discovery Centre for what promises to be a fascinating day out!

Free will writing service - presentation

Staff Presentation - Monday 9th August at 12.30 - 1.00pm Donna Byrne - Business Development Manager for Dunham McCarthy, will be holding a live staff presentation on Monday 9th August at 12.30pm (30 mins). Donna will be discussing the free Will writing service for staff employees and will also answer any questions that you may have. To attend the webinar please follow the form link to register, then you will be emailed a link to join the MS Teams meeting on the day. Information on the service: The first presentation from Dunham McCarthy was incredibly popular with staff!

Car parking changes

The Estates Team have announced changes to car parking permits and systems from 1 October 2021. These changes are intended to offer more flexibility to car users and to support our approach to hybrid working in the future.


You are now able to access a new Lifestyle Savings staff benefit from our partner Vivup. This new platform brings together all our payroll benefits, discounts and wellbeing services all in one place, so you can be easily signposted to the information and support you need.

You have access to a huge range of discounts across the UK’s major retailers including supermarkets, technology, fashion, travel and much more! The majority of these are instant digital codes that make it easy for you use in store and online.  The in-store discounts can be presented in store on a phone screen to be scanned at the checkout or simply printed. Always check the T&Cs. To access these savings, you simply need to register with

As well as the savings the Vivup platform has a help and support section. This highlights some of our key in-house wellbeing benefits as well as Vivup’s wellbeing offerings. This includes signposting for smoking cessation, diets, PTSD and this month a podcast on menopause from Meg Matthews.

Wellbeing updates

If you visit staff wellbeing resources, you can discover signposting and videos for a wide range of conditions. The BackCare charity aim to significantly reduce the burden of back & neck pain by providing information, guidance and advice. This six minute video shows how you can relieve neck pain & ease muscle tension at your desk with this short Physio routine of guided upper shoulder and neck stretches.

For further information see staff benefits.