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The Tigers Sport and Education Trust is a charity which aims to make a difference to people’s lives by involving them in sport as it is proven that sport can tackle a wide range of issues such as health, unemployment and crime. Through their work, the Tigers Trust promote the values linked with sporting success, and upskill participants through practical activity.

With a workforce of around 40 full and part time members of staff, a large cohort of volunteers and participants, and a high profile association with professional football, the Tigers Trust are an integral organisation to get involved with the NHS Hull CCG Working Voices programme.

Matt Conway, Tigers Trust Programme Manager, has been more than happy to sign up to Working Voices, telling us:

“We want our workforce to know that as an organisation we care about their health and wellbeing. For us, Working Voices will help us to support our staff by providing useful health and wellbeing opportunities to them, and we will be supported by the CCG in doing so.”

The Tigers Trust has worked to identify a Working Voices Champion, who will act as the direct link between NHS Hull CCG and the organisation.

One area of focus for Working Voices is that of consultation and engagement. The Tigers Trust will work with NHS Hull CCG to ensure the right communications techniques are identified, meaning their workforce are given opportunities to get involved in consultation activities and have their voice heard.

Matt added:

“The chance for our workforce to contribute their views to the CCG, when consulting about local health care issues, is also something we value.  We are excited to be one of the first local businesses to sign up to Working Voices.”

For Tigers Trust, it is likely that a mixed approach will be considered to being involved in Working Voices; from face to face briefings, to organisation wide emails and paper information sharing and surveying.

Already a need for mental health first aid awareness training has been identified, with specific training due to be provided for the Working Voices Champion and an in-house briefing due to be arranged for the entire workforce.

Further information about the collaboration between NHS Hull CCG and the Tigers Trust will be shared as the Working Voices programme develops.

For more information about Tigers Trust please click here.

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