City Council achieves health and wellbeing award

Press Release: 11/05/2015

Winchester City Council has achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award.
The City Council was first successfully assessed against the health and wellbeing standard in March 2012 and was subsequently awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold Standard in March 2014.

Following the recent health and wellbeing review, the external assessor commented:

This assessment has highlighted a real commitment from Members, Chief Executive and Senior Managers to the health and wellbeing of staff. In addition, it marked improvement in the managers being proactive in supporting the needs of their teams and individuals.

The whole atmosphere within the Council appeared to be very positive. There is a general culture of ‘making things happen’. The general view of staff is that Winchester City Council is a great place to work.

Simon Eden, Chief Executive of Winchester City Council, said:

Staff are a local authority’s most important resource. This award shows that, in spite of budget and other challenges, we are on the right track.

The award is recognition for the professionalism, positive attitude and resilience that staff demonstrate at Winchester City Council. They should be proud of their achievement.