Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) has been recognised by Public Health England and a national charity for demonstrating commitment to the wellbeing of its workforce.

The council has received ‘Excellence’ in all eight categories of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, showcasing its dedication to the health of its staff.

Developed by charity Health@Work and backed by Public Health England, The Charter is currently being rolled out across the North West and the rest of England.

Organisations who go through the Charter process are assessed under a holistic set of standards and successful participants receive an award.

CWaC introduced a number of initiatives as a direct result of going through the charter process including tips on diet and nutrition plus advice on exercise. During a period of restructuring and job losses, the council is also providing advice and counselling for staff.

Steve Robinson, chief executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “I am very proud to be presented with the Wellbeing Charter because it highlights our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our staff.”

James Dunningham, operations director at Health@Work, said: “Cheshire West and Chester Council is a prime example of an organisation that adheres to the Workplace Wellbeing Charter. The charter has been a great way for them to benchmark their levels of dedication to the wellbeing of their staff.”

“The work done to improve the health and wellbeing of the workforce is brilliant, but the work done to ensure support for staff pays testament to their level of commitment to them.”

To find out more about the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and how it can help you and your staff, contact James Dunningham at Health@Work on 0151 236 6608.