NHS Blood and Transplant People First

Financial Wellbeing

Money bag

Financial worries can have a negative impact on our health and could result in feelings of stress, anxiety and disengagement. Here at NHSBT, we are committed to supporting all aspects of colleague’s health and wellbeing. Below are some helpful tips and websites which aim to provide advice and support as well as knowledge and skills to help colleagues work towards achieving financial wellbeing.

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

Martin Lewis' free site could save you money on Credit Cards, Shopping, Energy & more. To access the site click here.

Citizens Advice

This is a brilliant website which gives free, high quality, independent advice on a range of topics from Housing and Immigration to debt and money advice. To access the full website click here.

NHS Employee Discounts

As an NHS employee, you have access to a range of discounted websites and money off in a number of retail stores which could help alleviate some financial pressure. Take a look at the staff benefits on offer by clicking here

Further support:

If you are struggling with money worries, talking about it can often help. If you don’t feel comfortable opening up to friends or family, then the Employee Assistant Programme (EAP) is always here to help. The EAP, provided by Health Assured, is there to advise and support you through difficult periods. It is a free, confidential service accessible by phone, online or mobile app 24 hours a day. EAP can support you with tenancies, retirement, divorce/separation, probate and benefits (list is not exhaustive), as well as financial calculators; mortgages, pensions, savings, budget planners etc.  Click here to find out more. 

Help to Save Scheme

Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credits or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over 4 years.

Help to Save is backed by the government so all savings in the scheme are secure.

You can open a Help to Save account if you are any of the following:

  • receiving Working Tax Credit
  • entitled to Working Tax Credit and receiving Child Tax Credit
  • claiming Universal Credit and your household earned £569.22 or more from paid work in your last monthly assessment period

To find out more about the overall scheme and if you could be eligibility click here.

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