Latest Health & Well-being Offers
POA Health Cash Plan
As a POA member, you have access to the Health4All health cash plan from BHSF.
A health cash plan is an excellent way to manage the cost of your everyday healthcare; pay a small monthly premium and you can claim cash back on dental, optical and therapy treatments, plus much more.
If you have dental check-ups twice a year, or wear glasses or contact lenses, you can claim cash back towards their cost.
The plan also covers a range of complementary therapy treatments, including osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropody, plus much more.
Also included is access to a range of health and wellbeing services including a GP helpline, 24/7 counselling and information helpline and discounted gym membership.
To find out more and view the full list of benefits available visit www.bhsf.co.uk/poa
You can request an application form by calling BHSF on 0121 629 1090 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Let CSSC help you live your life to the full
CSSC Sports And Leisure is a membership organisation that offers a huge range of sport and leisure activities to more than 115,000 members. Our aim is to get the Civil Service and Public Sector healthy and active; helping our members to make the most of their spare time through fun and social activities.
Membership costs just £3.70 a month and for this you get access to all of the following:
- Our huge range of leisure and sporting activities available locally, regionally and nationally.
- Thousands of discounts that you can access through our Countdown Discount scheme.
- Earn cashback on purchases with Countdown Cashback.
- Discounted tickets available through CSSC's Online Shop.
- Regular communications to keep you up to date on all the latest activities, offers and CSSC news.
- Earn a bit extra - for each friend, family member or colleague you sign up you will receive a £5 Sainsbury's voucher
Whatever you fancy, there's something for everyone - such as theatre trips, spa days, pudding clubs, murder mystery nights, hill walking events, quiz nights and much more. For up-to-date information on everything happening locally to you, check out the calendar on www.cssc.co.uk to see a listing of events.
There is something to suit everyone, so get some friends together and have a go at something you've never tried before! We organise surf camps, ski trips, darts, chess, e-gaming events, and we even have our own sailing boats. Visit www.cssc.co.uk/activities to check out the huge list of sports available to you.
CSSC has lots of ways of saving you money:
- CSSC Online Shop - purchase discounted tickets for cinemas and a range of other attractions at www.cssc.co.uk/onlineshop
- Thousands of discounts at high street stores, gyms, and on holidays, cars, fun days out and much more - visit www.cssc.co.uk/countdown
- Earn cashback on purchases with Countdown Cashback.
SPORTS AND SPORTS TRAINING SUBSIDIES
We will subsidise you to take part in 10K, half marathon, marathon, cycling, triathlon and scuba diving.
We can also assist you with the cost of coach, umpire or referee accredited sports training.
See www.cssc.co.uk/Subsidies2013 for details.
HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRES
We can provide a health and fitness centre in your building with an interest-free loan for equipment. No office is too big or too small.
Call Alan Peed on 01494 888430 or email email@example.com for further information or to arrange a meeting.
Up to 3 of your friends and family can join CSSC and link with your membership - they'll get the same benefits of membership as you.
Visit www.cssc.co.uk/join for more information.
Give your time and make a difference - be proud to become a CSSC volunteer and use your skills and energy to help others.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you like the sound of what we do, just contact us for an application form on 01494 888444 or download one at www.cssc.co.uk/join
MASSIVE 30% discount off a range of mattresses, beds and sleep related products
The POA has created a partnership with The Sleep Benefits Programme which gives you, the member, a 30% discount off all beds, mattresses and sleep related products.
To take advantage of this offer, it couldn’t be simpler:
1. Go to the website www.sleepbenefits.co.uk
2. Enter the partnership code U7620
3. Choose the products you require
4. Order on line and see the massive 30% discount applied
5. Agree delivery of your items and enjoy the products
You will also receive
a. Free UK delivery and set up in room of your choice
b. Removal of all packaging
c. Remove and recycle service available for old beds
d. All products made in the UK.
We know just how precious good health is, so at benenden health we give you the peace of mind that if you become ill, we’ll take good care of you with a wide range of discretionary health and wellbeing services.
Let the UK’s most trusted healthcare provider look after you
Our excellent customer service has earned us the trust of our members, so much so that in 2011 and 2012 we were voted the UK’s most trusted healthcare provider in the prestigious Moneywise Awards. What’s more, an incredible 99% of members who called on us for help in 2011 said they were satisfied with the care we gave them. It just goes to show that because we exist solely for the benefit of our members, our members really do get the care they deserve.
Affordable, trusted healthcare that works for you
The NHS already offers excellent care, so we don’t waste our members’ contributions replicating their services. Instead when you need our help the most we can relieve the distress of long waiting lists and help find a quick route to treatment with our range of discretionary healthcare and wellbeing services. When you call on us we’ll have a one-to-one conversation with you and we’ll use our judgement with compassion to find a way to be treated as quickly as possible and make the best use of the funds that every member trusts to us.
By working this way we’re able to keep our membership surprisingly affordable – just £7.80 per person per month. What’s more, we don’t make any exclusions for age or existing medical conditions, so you can add your family and friends to your membership for just £7.80 per person, per month.
See our full range of services
Expert advice and prompt diagnosis when you need it most
We know that when you or your family are feeling under the weather or needing support for health or wellbeing problems, having expert advice at the end of the phone can be vital. That’s why, from day one we offer you a whole range of advice and counselling services, many 24/7.
- 24/7 GP advice line
- 24/7 stress counselling helpline
- Health Concern Advice Line
- Independent care advice service
- Discounted health screening
A range of prompt diagnosis and treatment services
- Up to £1,500 for prompt, local consultations & tests
- Prompt treatments & surgery
- Up to £300 for counselling and psychology
- Up to £5,000 towards the cost of living with a cancer condition or Tuberculosis
To keep our prices so low there are some services we cannot provide. For more information about the range of services available as part of membership, visit the healthcare services section of our website.
Join the benenden health community today
Call 0800 414 8048*
Membership is available to anyone over the age of 16 who is normally resident in the UK. Members can add family and friends to their membership regardless of their age. Some services have a six month qualifying period.
benenden health is a trading name of The Benenden Healthcare Society Limited which is an incorporated friendly society, registered under the Friendly Societies Act 1992, registered number 480F. The Society’s contractual business (the provision of tuberculosis benefit) is authorised by the FSA. The remainder of the Society’s business is undertaken on a discretionary basis. The Society is subject to FSA requirement for prudential management. Registered Office: The Benenden Healthcare Society Limited, Holgate Park Drive, York, YO26 4GG.
* Calls to 0800 numbers are free from BT landlines however charges may apply from other providers. Calls from mobile phones may also incur charges. Please note that your call may be recorded for our mutual security and also for training and quality purposes. Lines are open 8am – 5pm, Mon – Fri (excluding bank holidays).
The POA Welfare Fund is a registered charity and was set up in 2003. The Charity's objects are the relief of the poor and of sickness. The Charity satisfies these objects by making grants of money in the form of, weekly allowances for a limited period to meet a particular need, grants to relieve sudden distress, grants toward the purchase of specialist equipment, grants towards travelling expenses for visiting people, for example in hospital, convalescent home, children's home etc.
The Welfare Fund committee meets on a monthly basis to consider applications for assistance from contributing members in distress and those needing to attend the Fire Fighters recuperation centres.
To receive assistance from the Charity you must be a contributing member.
The charity cannot consider applications that are to assist with debt.
To download a copy of the Charity’s Constitution click here
To download an application form click here
Vision Express is working in partnership with The POA to provide you and your family members with discounts on your eye care. Our Vision Select scheme is your unique benefit package allowing for the following savings:
- Free eye test, including digital retinal photography, upon purchase of eyewear over £50
- Current national offer (e.g. 2 for 1 designer glasses) or save £30 on complete prescription glasses
- Three Months Supply of Soft Disposable Contact Lenses when you join the contact lens Direct Debit scheme- terms and conditions apply
- 10% off non prescription sunglasses
- Additional vouchers for a friend or family member
In order to obtain these discounts please follow the below link to your POA specific website and register your details. Simply print off your voucher and take in to your local Vision Express store.
To locate your nearest store and book an appointment please follow the below link to the Vision Express website
Further in store benefits:
- Total Satisfaction Guarantee
- Price Match
- Money Back Guarantee
- Lifetime Glasses Service
- Interest Free Credit – See now, pay later
The POA has launched a confidential telephone helpline offering a Free service to members suffering from stress and in need of support. If you're affected by stress and would like to get help and support, call 0800 107 6585. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Do you need to talk to a Counsellor right now? The POA confidential stress & support counselling phone line gives you the chance to talk to a professional counsellor from a place where you feel comfortable at a time to suit you.
The service is very simple to use:
Call 0800 107 6585
You will be asked to give your scheme no. 72559 and transferred to a counsellor.
It's as simple as that. Callers can talk to counsellors from the comfort of their own home at a time that suits them.
We understand that trying to get counselling can be a challenge in itself. Arranging everything through a GP can take months and at a time of crisis it is important to speak to someone who can listen and provide counselling immediately.
Through the POA confidential stress & support counselling phone line you can talk through your problems with a professional as soon as you need to, at a time to suit you.
The fully qualified Counsellors will deal with your call in the strictest confidence. Details of your call will not be passed on to any third parties under any circumstances.
Call freephone 0800 107 6585
Physical Rehabilitation Services for the POA
The POA is delighted to announce a major new service to members. You can now benefit from professional therapy and rehabilitation courses.
The wellbeing of our members is of paramount importance to us. It is a sad fact that - owing to professional or personal circumstances – many of our members are in need of rehabilitation services. The POA are determined to address these issues, by providing assistance to those in need.
The rehabilitation courses can help with a wide variety of conditions. Typically, the courses can help people with physical conditions – for example back injuries, chronic pain and mobility problems, including those who need additional psychological support. Nursing and recuperation services are also available, to assist with post-injury or post-operative recovery.
The rehabilitation is in the form of a one or two week residential course, run by The Fire Fighters Charity, who have unrivalled knowledge of how to treat injured professionals. The therapy programmes are a mixture of individual and group sessions, but are tailored specifically to your condition. Once your needs are assessed you will join a structured programme, utilising the state-of-the-art facilities and benefiting from access to a highly experienced team of therapy professionals. The aim of the programme is to improve your condition, but there is also an emphasis on education and self-management. At the end of your stay, a discharge summary is provided, designed to help you manage your condition more effectively in future.
This new service is free of charge to members contributing to the POA Welfare Fund. The POA Welfare Fund Charity will fund your place on the therapy programme, but with a limited number of places available, the POA will assess every application on a needs basis, and will allocate places as fairly as possible, based on individual need.
If you feel you could benefit from this service, you are invited to apply by calling Paula Larwill at the POA on 0208 884 5683.