Your future wellbeing


We believe that promoting your health, happiness and wellbeing will better prepare you to make the vital decisions that will enable us to meet the increasing challenges of the digital information age.

We want to ensure you feel valued, respected, empowered. Which is why we've developed a variety of initiatives to help keep you healthy in body and mind. From yoga to acupressure sessions, help with health costs to the provision of healthy meals, we offer a full range of options to ensure your wellbeing.

Naturally, we're always looking for new ideas and our WellBeing Programme is constantly evolving. There are regular updates on what's available on our internal notice-boards and on the WellBeing Programme pages on our intranet.

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We give our people free access to an employee assistance programme. This confidential service, run by a company called CiC, offers support and advice on a whole range of financial, legal, and psychological issues for staff.

Health and care benefits

Benenden Healthcare Society

This not-for-profit organisation complements NHS treatment and is only open to public servants. Benenden's benefits are charged at a flat rate per person per month, no medicals, and no upper age restrictions. Current rates are available on the Benenden website at And after six months of membership you'll be able to access a wide range of diagnostic, surgical and medical support services.


HealthShield offers a cash benefits healthcare scheme to cover everything from dental charges to alternative therapies. You can choose cover for you or you and your partner and, as well as a discount with HealthShield, you'll also have the 6-week no claim qualifying period waived.

People and projects

People and projects

Our amazing projects and the people who made them happen.

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