SOLIHULL Council has become the first local authority in the West Midlands to receive the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Award – the quality mark for investing in employee’s health and wellbeing.
The awards, created by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), aim to support employers across the West Midlands create a workplace that promotes health and wellbeing.
It focuses on key organisational areas like health and safety, manager training, as well as mental, musculoskeletal and physical health and promoting healthy lifestyles.
There are three levels at which an organisation can achieve accreditation – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The Council’s Bronze accreditation recognises achievements in implementing effective policies and procedures, good line manager training, board level engagement and support to help employees make healthier choices.
Nick Page, chief executive of Solihull Council said: “I am very proud that the Council has achieved this award. Looking after our employees’ health and wellbeing, particularly in light of the current pandemic is of paramount importance.
“We are now working towards Silver, not for the badge, but because we want to do the right things for our staff.”