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    Staff Benefits

    As an employee within Lancashire Care Foundation Trust you can  access many local and national staff discounts and offers.

    With great savings on days out, holidays, shopping, entertainment, gym membership and much more.

    NHS Pensions - The NHS offers one of the best pension schemes in the country to all qualifying employees.

    Staff Side – Upon joining the Trust, staff have the option to become a member of a recognised Trade Union. The unions currently represented under the ‘Staff Side’ banner are Unison, Unite the Union, the RCN, and the BMA. Staff Side are currently in the process of creating a website that will link to their respective unions.

    Core Benefits

    • Generous flexible annual leave (27-33 days pro-rata plus bank holidays).
    • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
    • Family friendly and flexible working policies
    • Trust commitment to supporting learning and development
    • Free access to Lancashire Care Library & Information Services


    Salary Sacrifice Schemes

    • Childcare Vouchers - Salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to buy childcare vouchers for use at onsite childcare at Trust locations or elsewhere through Fidelity.  Contact the Child & Family Care Team on 01253 651178 for details.
    • Cycle to Work Scheme - The scheme enables you to buy a bicycles with the cost deducted from your salary on a monthly basis, which makes it very tax efficient!  Further information is available on Connected Benefits website:
    • Car Lease Scheme - This is a salary sacrifice scheme which provides a tax efficient way of leasing a car (through GMP Drivercare).  Further information is available on GMP's website:


    Other Benefits

    • Eye tests for VDU Users (The process & form for claiming is in the Display Screen Equipment Implementation Procedure)
    • Annual flu vaccination
    • Access and support via Occupational Health
    • Physioterapy and counselling support
    • Employee Assistance Programme to all staff and immediate family. Acess 24/7, 365 days per year to confidential telephone support and counselling on a range of issues.

   - Formerly known as NHS Discounts, Health Service Discounts offer discounts and promotional offers with over 200 big brand and holiday retailers, saving you from 5% to 50%. (Family and friends can also register for discounts via this site.)  - Offers a good selection of frequently updated special offers available to NHS staff.


    Retail and Food Outlets Several popular retailers and restaurants also offer discounts to NHS Staff

    • Nandos - 20%
    • Dorothy Perkins 10%
    • Starbucks - 10% (N.B. not all outlets participate)
    • Domino's Pizza - 50% discount available when you collect your order (not available on items delivered)
    • Frankie & Benny's - 20% after 5pm
    • Stags Head Pub Whittingham, Goosnargh - Latest offers  Stags Head information.docx
    • Cafe Rouge - A 10% discount is applicable to NHS members upon presentation of their Bluelight discount card.  You can obtain a card through



    Orange and O2 offer 5% discount to NHS Employees if you can provide evidence of employment with your staff

    Discounts on airport parking

    Hilton Hotels offer a 40% discount to NHS & public sector staff at weekends