Health BOCS Update February 2020

22/01/20 |

Health BOCS, News

Welcome to the Health BOCS Update, the monthly update on Health and Wellbeing activities at the Brothers of Charity Services in England.

Click here to view HealthBOCS Booklet 2019/2020.

January Promotion

As part of Health BOCS, the Brothers of Charity Services’ health and wellbeing programme, throughout January, we promoted: Debt Awareness Week.

Debt Awareness Week

Debt Awareness Week is a chance to share the message that nobody needs to deal with debt on their own and free and impartial advice is available. We started running Debt Awareness Week because we know millions of people are struggling with debt. Many of them aren’t aware that we can help them take control of their finances.

Everyone can get involved in Debt Awareness Week! We wants as many people as possible to share the message that free debt advice is available and can make a huge difference to many lives. Previous Debt Awareness Weeks have been supported by banks, credit card companies, housing associations and major employers. We’ve also received a lot of support over social media and from our existing clients.

Our team of debt experts help 620,000 people a year to deal with their debt problems. With 25 years’ experience, you can be confident that we can provide the advice and support you need to achieve long-term financial control.

We offer free debt advice that is based on a comprehensive assessment of your situation. We’ll then provide practical help and support for however long it is needed. In 2017 we helped 620,000 people with their debts; we have 25 years’ experience and in 2016 our clients repaid £414 million of debt!

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February Promotion

As part of Health BOCS, the Brothers of Charity Services’ health and wellbeing programme, throughout February, we will be promoting: Dignity Action Day.

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

“Dignity Action Day highlights a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people. The very old and the very young clearly need our respect, but it wouldn’t do any harm to spread the dignity message across the population then we can all benefit.”

Supporting Dignity Action Day will:

  • Raise Awareness of the importance of Dignity in Care
  • Provide someone with an extra special day
  • Demonstrate that everybody in the community has a role to play in upholding Dignity in Care
  • Remind the public that staff have a right to be treated with dignity and respect too
  • Provide a great community networking opportunity

On Dignity Action Day we ask health and social care workers to promote dignity in their place of work. We also asks members of the public to promote dignity for people in their communities.

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National Apprentice Week

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country.

Apprenticeship employers use the opportunity to promote the success of their apprentices and highlight the huge benefits to other employers, of all sizes, who are thinking of taking on an apprentice.

Apprentices across the country will also be celebrated throughout the week, with engagement and events in schools and colleges. Many current and former apprentices will go back to school to tell their story, attracting the next generation of apprentices, so they too can fire up their future career.

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