We’re improving access to healthcare for all our communities. We do this by helping customers manage the cost of healthcare. We support our colleagues to choose a healthy lifestyle. We assist local and national healthcare charities that support adults and children to access healthcare. And we ensure our business takes care of the planet too. Because people thrive on a healthy planet.
To create and support healthy communities is part of our DNA. We're built on a collaborative community model. This means we aim to support people and businesses to thrive.
As we build a thriving business, we can invest our pre-tax profits into communities in need. This provides access to healthcare for those who can't afford it.And it helps to reduce pressure on the NHS.
Our future health relies on the health of our planet. We're citizens of the global community and responsible for our planet's fate. We want to help protect our planet's resources and its ecosystem. After all, humans thrive on a thriving planet.
We exist to help people access healthcare. That's why we're passionate about helping our colleagues and customers to stay healthy and thrive. We do this through our extensive colleague wellbeing programme. And by offering products which remove barriers to healthcare.
We're looking for the best talent to join Simplyhealth and help drive our purpose forward.
We support our Andover and Winchester communities by improving access to healthcare. We do this through charitable giving and colleague volunteering.
Social prescribing in Andover
Our work with Unity builds bridges between doctors, patients and community groups. GPs refer patients to a Unity link worker. Based on a person's needs, Unity signpost them to local support groups. These groups deliver activities which contribute to people's wellbeing. This helps reduce the pressure on our NHS GP surgeries.
Counselling for young people
We've been supporting Andover Mind since 2017. They provide much-needed youth counselling services in Andover. In 2019, we learnt that there was an eight-month wait list for youth counselling in Winchester. So we've extended our support with Andover Mind to cover Winchester. This improves access to counselling for young people. Which makes it easier and quicker to get the support they need.
Colleague volunteering scheme
Volunteering is part of our way of being. All our employees are encouraged to support local causes. They can volunteer up to three working days per person, per year. We're lucky to have a wide spectrum of talent across our business. What better way to share it than to support a healthy local cause?
Everyone deserves access to the health services they need. That's why we exist. Sometimes, circumstances get in the way. People don't always have the knowledge or access to information they need to lead a healthy lifestyle. We work with like-minded organisations to break down these barriers. Together, we build foundations for lifelong healthy habits. And we create prospects for a better future.
Educating children under 11 to have good oral health
Our work with Teeth Team teaches children about the importance of good oral health. The project aims to improve the dental health of children across the country.
Poor oral health is one of the main reasons for school absence. And the single biggest reason children are admitted to hospital.
Teeth Team is a school-based supervised tooth-brushing programme. Children receive dental assessments and applications of fluoride varnish. Teeth Team is a working partnership between local dental practices, government, schools and parents.
More shared value projects coming soon
We'll be introducing additional shared value schemes soon.
We're working to improve our global community. We only get one chance with our planet. And we believe it's our duty to reduce our environmental impact.
We're making our business operations more sustainable
Working with Bioregional, we examined our business' environmental impact. We're focusing on reducing our carbon footprint and resource use. And already, we're making great progress.
Sustainable working environments
We're continuing to create a modern working environment for our colleagues. This is providing a healthier and more flexible space.
We've been installing LED lighting in our buildings. We've replaced our office carpets with ones made using 100% green energy and from 100% recycled materials. We've used recycled work surfaces in social areas. And we continue to upcycle office furniture where we can.
At the core of our business are our colleagues and health insurance products.
It's important that our colleagues are happy and healthy to be at their best. If they're not performing, our business can't perform well.
Our products are designed to promote and encourage healthier lifestyles for our customers. We believe that prevention is better than cure, and our products help people achieve that.
We care about supporting the wellbeing of our colleagues. For us, wellbeing is about creating conditions for our colleagues to thrive. Both in their working days and personal time. We do this by giving colleagues the tools and information they need to be at their best.
Healthy living plans
Our health cash plans aren't like typical health insurance. They're carefully crafted to promote healthier lifestyles. Whether you have a health plan, dental plan, or pet plan, they all encourage a preventative attitude towards your health.
We provide financial and volunteer support to causes large and small who share our values.
We exist to make it as easy as possible for people to access the healthcare treatments they need. This has been our purpose since 1872, and it still drives us today. We aim to serve as many people as possible in the UK – for the long term. We do this via health insurance services, lobbying, and helping our communities thrive.