• Craig Healthcare wins North East Better Health at Work award

    A special award recognising the efforts of employees in addressing health issues within the workplace has been awarded to a North East provider of residential and dementia care.

    Craig Healthcare who owns and manages two cares homes in the region, Cramlington House and West Farm Care Centre, was awarded the Silver Status in a Better Health At Work Award.

    The award after the company won Bronze at the same awards last year.

    Lucy Craig, Managing Director, Craig Healthcare, said: “It’s amazing to win the Silver Award, especially so soon after reaching Bronze level. The wellbeing of our staff – both mental and physical – is really important to us and striving for better health is a key part of our team culture and supporting each other through that journey.

    “I am so proud of the team who have worked extremely hard in encouraging staff to adopt a healthier workplace lifestyle through a variety of engaging and thought-provoking initiatives that promote better health. This includes stress and anxiety support, ‘ride your bike to work’ and ‘Take the stairs’ initiatives as well as sponsored walks, health awareness discussions, and healthy lunch options.”

    There are four levels to the Award – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Continuing Excellence, with appropriate criteria at each stage to build into an Award portfolio. Organisations and businesses are given up to a year to reach each level, before they move on to achieving the next.

    Craig added: “It’s wonderful to achieve Silver Standard but, what’s more important, is that we, as an organisation, have improved the health of staff, right across the board with employees adopting healthier habits and choices while at work. Gold is our next goal as we continue in our efforts to promote a healthy and balanced working lifestyle.”

    For more information about the award, visit: http://www.betterhealthatworkne.org/

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