Latest Health & Well-being Offers

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Health cash plan

Health & Leisure discount scheme

Discounts on beds and mattresses

Welfare Fund

Eye care, glasses & contact lenses

Stress & support counselling phone line and portal

Physical rehabilitation services

 


 


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 sales@bhsf.co.uk


 

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1000's of New cssc member Discounts and Days out
enjoy fun Days out and exclusive Discounts @cssc>

Free unlimited entrance at:

  • Kew Gardens in London & Sussex for yourself & 3 children, plus take another adult for half price
  • 300+ English Heritage sites for 2 Adults and 6 Children
  • Cadw historic sites in Wales for 2 adults and 3 children
  • Free Tastecard giving you 50% off or 2for1 at over 6,000+ Restaurants
  • Discounts and Family Days Out: Cinema, Merlin, theme parks, wildlife parks and west end theatre
  • Gyms, experience days, trips abroad, race entry rebates (£40 a year), sports & events tickets
  • Supermarkets, online shopping, ticketmaster, insurance, switch & save, spa breaks and holidays etc… CSSC Sports and Leisure, the civil service sports council, is a not-for-profit membership established in 1921 which is available to all POA members including contract, agency and temps for just £4.25 a month via direct debit or with a 10% discount for retired public sector staff in receipt of pension. Our contact is Aris.Giannakou@cssc.co.uk

Watch the new member Discounts and fun Days out video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5o_FBPiVI0

Join over 160,000 public sector members nationwide www.cssc.co.uk/welcome


 

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MASSIVE 30% discount off a range of mattresses, beds and sleep related products

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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.

 

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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


 

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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.

www.visionexpress.com/poa

To locate your nearest store and book an appointment please follow the below link to the Vision Express website

www.visionexpress.com/book-eye-test/

Further in store benefits:

  • Total Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Price Match
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Lifetime Glasses Service
  • Interest Free Credit – See now, pay later


 

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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

Say you are a member of POA, you will then be 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.

Members also have access to the Health Assured portal, if they prefer not to talk to someone. The portal contains lots of wellbeing resources and emotional health support. The portal can be access by logging in to the following link https://healthassuredeap.co.uk/

Log in details can be found at POA Circular 059/2020

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

 

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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.

Click here to download the fact sheet and learn more

 

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