• Healthy Workforce Projects

    A strong workforce is the backbone of any business and their biggest asset

There is strong evidence to show how improving the health of your workforce can reduce sickness absence, lower staff turnover and boost productivity, which is good for your business, your employees and the wider economy.

All great employers recognise that a strong workforce is the backbone of any business and their biggest asset.

Improve the Health and Wellbeing of your Workforce

Bury Council's Health and Employment Officer can support you to improve the health and wellbeing of your workforce. Support may include:

  • Helping you to communicate key information to your staff.
  • Supporting you to consult with your employees.
  • Reviewing and adjusting your return to work procedures.
  • Introducing your business to support services, including active travel, mental health, debt, housing and lifestyle support.

We are also currently hosting a series of free interactive and informative events where you can chat with one of our Healthy Workforce Advisors about how you can support your workforce's health and wellbeing, and where you and your staff can:

  • Test your blood sugar level
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Enjoy some healthy food samples
  • Access lifestyle advice 

If you would like more information, or to host a healthy workplace event at your workplace, please call 0161 253 6535 or email investin@bury.gov.uk.

Working Well Early Help Programme

The Working Well Early Help programme offers free personalised support and advice to members of your workforce who have a disability or health condition, on:

  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Assistance in work
  • Workplace adjustments
  • Skills, education and training

Call 0300 456 8107, email workingwellearlyhelp@maximusuk.co.uk or visit Working Well Early Help for more information about the programme.


If you are interested in accessing training for your workforce we can talk you through the funded training packages currently available. Please call 0161 253 6535 or email investin@bury.gov.uk for more information. 

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COVID-19 Small Business Grant Scheme

Check for eligibility and confirm your bank details on the Bury Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - business grants.

  • £10,000 grant for occupied business premises in receipt of small business rates relief.
  • £25,000 grant to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with rateable values between £15,000 and £51,000.

Wider Support

The Lifestyle Service

Providing free and personalised support to your employees to improve their health and wellbeing.

The support, which is tailored to the individual's needs, may include healthy eating, weight management, tackling alcohol dependency, stop smoking and much more.

Access to Work

Employees within your workforce, who have a disability, health or mental health condition, may be able to receive the Access to Work grant.

This grant can help individuals starting work, to stay in work or move into self-employment or start a business.

Help with childcare costs for working parents

Working parents can access 30 hours childcare for their 3 & 4 year olds and Tax Free Childcare, Tax/Universal Credits or Childcare Vouchers for their children aged 0-12 (or 16 if the child has a disability). Direct your employees to the Childcare Choices website to find out more.

Transport for Greater Manchester

You can access a range of exclusive benefits and practical support, to encourage sustainable commuting and business travel, by signing up to the Transport for Greater Manchester's free Business Travel Network.