Virendra Sharma – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Virendra Sharma on 2016-02-23.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department’s wellness strategy is.

Justin Tomlinson

DWP recognises the importance of good health and wellbeing and the positive impact this has on employee morale, engagement and performance.

We have in place a comprehensive range of policies and measures to encourage and help employees.

Particular interventions include:

An Occupational Health service which supports employees during periods of ill health and absence, enabling them to remain in work/return to work more quickly.

An Employee Assistance Programme which offers immediate support for employees on a wide range of issues.

We also provide employees with access to a range of advice on our dedicated Wellbeing site.

And we have a longstanding, active network of 2,000 volunteer Wellbeing Champions, who arrange and deliver a large number of local events.