New Housing Hub to help staff with housing challenges and underlying issues
Are you experiencing issues with housing or have questions relating to your housing situation? Perhaps you are in a difficult situation and don’t know where to get help and advice?
A number of Housing Hub Officers are now in place across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to offer advice and hands-on support. They are working closely with NHS and local authority colleagues, housing associations, estate agents, and many other partners to find suitable and affordable solutions to housing issues and support throughout the whole process of renting or buying a property.
The Housing Hub is run in collaboration with Citizens Advice Hampshire to ensure staff get the right information and support. Dedicated Citizens Advice advisors will also be able to support with underlying issues such as paying bills, benefits, or relationship issues.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System has developed the Housing Hub to support international staff and new international recruits with getting settled into suitable and affordable accommodation. It is part of a system-wide programme looking at a range of measures and potential solutions to the cost-of-living crisis and is hoped to be available to all staff in the future.
You can email the Housing Hub at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the self-referral link: www.hampshiretogether.refernet.co.uk/self-referral
Join our live fitness classes online
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, clinical depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Join Janice every weekday morning at 7-7.30am for a live fitness class on Zoom, with a focus on weighted workouts on Mon/Weds/Fri.
Join on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 863 3385 0613
If you can’t make it in the morning you can access the sessions later on our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3JI43e8
Cost of Living Helpline
Poster available soon
Call HIOW Health & Wellbeing programmes new Cost of Living Helpline on 0300 772 7099 (9am – 4.30 Mon-Fri). The Health and Wellbeing Support Service (HWSS) has teamed up with Solent Volunteers and Citizens Advice to bring you confidential conversations to support your financial wellbeing. From practical support in navigating government benefit schemes, local resources, NHS discounts or voucher schemes to debt management and budgeting advice, they are here to support all NHS staff in Hampshire and IOW.
Running weekly until 13th December
Drop into any session that interests you
Leadership Circles provide a safe, reflective space to come together with other managers to share experience. They are a series of short, themed online sessions based on 14 principles for leading compassionately through challenging times.
Who can apply?
Staff who are ‘people managers’ and have direct line management responsibilities eg Staff Nurse, Admin Team Leader, Senior Managers. Whether you manage one person or a team of people.
Sign up on Eventbrite to access the sessions.
Primary Care Health and Wellbeing Engagement Event – Flexibility in Primary Care
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Thursday 20th October
NHS England and NHS Improvement are continuing their series of health and wellbeing engagement events for colleagues across all sectors of primary care and will be hosting their next event on 20 October.
The theme of this event will be exploring flexible working practices in primary care and sharing examples of what can be possible. HIOW Health and Wellbeing will consider the recently published Flexible Working Policy and how it can support colleagues in primary care and will hear more about the Looking After Your Career coaching programme.
This event is open to all colleagues working in primary care – from commissioning roles and ICS roles to the four sectors of general practice, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy.