The newly founded Engage Charity Health Fund pledges free health cover to all employees who work for selected local Brighton-based charities, and to the employees’ families.

Entirely funded by local employee benefits specialist, Engage Health Group, such cover is to include dental care, optical care (including glasses and contact lenses), physiotherapy, health screening, private consultations, scans, homeopathy and a 24/7 counselling and support line.

Employee benefits provision is commonplace in the private sector and has become a big area of focus in recent years, with many companies designing their benefits strategy specifically to attract and retain the best calibre of staff. An attractive benefits package has also been proven to improve productivity and morale, and to drive higher levels of employee engagement and loyalty.

Nick Hale, Engage Health Group’s founding Director and who developed the Health Fund commented, “At Engage, we manage the employee benefits provision of many businesses, both in the UK and overseas, including some of the larger charity organisations. We started to wonder whether more could be done to help those employees of smaller charities, where funds are sparse and employee benefits and perks are not able to be a priority.”

The fund will also provide an online discount portal, enabling employees to enjoy generous discounts with numerous retail sectors including automotive, entertainment, shopping and travel, all of which are designed to save money in areas where employees already spend their disposable income.

Ryan Heal, Chief Executive at Rockinghorse, commented, “We are absolutely delighted by Engage Health Group’s generosity and to be the first recipient of the Health Fund, which has been warmly received by our staff.  As a small charity committed to so many ongoing projects at The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and beyond, it simply isn’t possible for us to engage in these types of staff benefits ourselves.”

Engage Health Group has selected Rockinghorse as its first recipient of the fund and will be looking to add more organisations on a regular basis.  If you are a small charity and would like your team to be considered for inclusion, please email enquiries@engagehealthgroup.co.uk, declaring your interest.

Engage Health Group specialises in UK and international health insurance as well as the broader Employee Benefits landscape as an independent as whole of market brokerage and consultancy.

For more information contact: nick.hale@engagehealthgroup.co.uk

Press enquiries: stuart.box@engagehealthgroup.co.uk

Picture shows L-R, Ryan Heal, Chief Executive at Rockinghorse Children’s Charity and Director Nick Hale from Engage Health Group.