VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025: ladies’s reproductive wellbeing within the office

VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025: ladies’s reproductive wellbeing within the office

Data pack for voluntary, group and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations

Be aware on language

Be aware that the fund is geared toward offering help to all ladies and people assigned feminine at delivery. Whereas on this doc we check with ladies, we recognise that some transgender males, non-binary folks and folks with variations in intercourse traits (VSC) or who’re intersex can also expertise among the identical points coated.

Government abstract

Function of this data pack

The Division of Well being and Social Care (DHSC), and NHS England and NHS Enchancment (NHSEI), the system companions, are looking for functions from VCSE sector organisations for the following spherical of the Well being and Wellbeing Fund.

This data pack supplies VCSE organisations with the data required to make an utility to the fund. Learn all of the sections rigorously to make sure your organisation and venture or programme is eligible.

Background

The system companions worth the numerous contribution that the VCSE sector makes in direction of bettering well being and care. We see the VCSE sector as a key companion in delivering our strategic priorities and bettering well being and wellbeing throughout England.

To help this, the system companions are collectively releasing the VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025 to help tasks and programmes led by VCSE organisations.

The theme of the 2022 to 2025 fund is ladies’s reproductive wellbeing within the office. Linking in with the event of the brand new Ladies’s Well being Technique (see Annex 1), this fund goals to help VCSE organisations who can present a holistic help supply to help ladies experiencing reproductive well being points (for instance, menopause, fertility issues, miscarriage and being pregnant loss, menstrual well being and gynaecological situations) to stay in and return to the office. The fund goals to align with the Ladies’s Well being Technique goals for well being within the office:

  • ladies really feel supported within the office
  • taboos are damaged down via open dialog
  • employers really feel properly outfitted to help ladies in managing their well being throughout the office

Office consciousness, coaching and help through worker help programmes will probably be key to fulfil these goals. We welcome functions for programmes to the Well being and Wellbeing Fund that purpose to offer coaching and consciousness for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the place help schemes are unlikely to be out there.

We’re additionally concerned about listening to from organisations who want to present professional work and well being help to ladies experiencing reproductive well being points which are impacting their expertise within the office. Particularly, these ladies susceptible to leaving employment or who’ve just lately fallen out of labor and are much less more likely to have entry to professional work and well being help, corresponding to occupational well being help, through their employer. For instance, these could also be ladies working for small employers or the self-employed. Additional element on what is supposed by ‘professional work and well being help’ is roofed in Part 1, ‘Goals of the Well being and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025’.

Funding is accessible for grants between £200,000 to £600,000 per applicant, to develop or develop tasks or programmes in these areas. Purposes with a dedication secured for extra funding will probably be prioritised however all functions will probably be thought of. Extra element is offered in Part 2, ‘Fund standards’.

Key dates for VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025

The deadline is fastened. Be aware that different dates on this timeline are indicative and for steering solely.

Course of Dates (indicated by week commencing)
Fund launch 13 Might 2022
Meet the funder webinars 2pm to 4pm on 24 Might

2pm to 4pm on 25 Might

Closing deadline for functions 9am on 5 August 2022
Evaluation of functions August 2022
Ministerial approval September 2022
Contract award September 2022

The deadline for functions is 9am on Friday 5 August 2022.

Be aware that every one awards are topic to the approval of budgets as a part of annual budgetary planning by DHSC. The launch of this scheme in monetary yr 2022 to 2023 doesn’t commit DHSC to the funding of any grant awards.

Strategic context

The fund will help the supply of the system companion’s strategic priorities, with a continued deal with selling equality and lowering well being inequalities. These strategic priorities are outlined in:

  • the NHS Lengthy Time period Plan, printed in January 2019 with the purpose to make the NHS match for the longer term and get essentially the most worth for sufferers
  • the Division of Well being and Social Care’s Consequence Supply Plan (printed yearly), which commits to protecting folks wholesome and impartial of their communities, supporting the transformation of NHS Major, group and psychological well being companies, and native authority public well being and social care
  • the Well being is Everybody’s Enterprise session, initially printed in July 2019 with the federal government response in July 2021, which set out key proposals aiming to minimise the danger of ailing health-related job loss
  • the primary Ladies’s Well being Technique for England, which will probably be printed in 2022, marking a reset in the way in which during which the federal government is ladies’s well being. The technique follows on from the Imaginative and prescient, during which well being within the office is a key theme
  • Annex 1, which supplies particular content material on the coverage context for ladies’s reproductive well being within the office

Background

Overview

The VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Programme (HW Programme) was launched in April 2017 following publication of the VCSE assessment. The assessment appeared on the position of the VCSE sector in bettering well being, wellbeing and care outcomes. The HW Programme is a joint initiative by DHSC and NHSEI (the system companions).

The programme allows the system companions to work along with the VCSE sector to advertise equality, enhance well being inequalities and to assist households and communities to realize and preserve wellbeing.

The HW Programme’s targets are to:

  • encourage co-production within the creation of person-centred, community-based well being and care which promotes equality for all
  • allow the voice of individuals with lived expertise and experiencing well being inequalities to tell nationwide coverage making and form service supply
  • construct proof of sustainable, scalable options to mitigate and stop inequalities impacting on well being and wellbeing of communities

The HW Programme consists of:

  • a nationwide partnership association: the VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Alliance (HW Alliance)
  • funding for bespoke tasks and programmes: the VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Fund (HW Fund)

VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Alliance 2021 to 2024

Be aware that this data pack isn’t for the HW Alliance, and this part is for background solely.

The refreshed HW Alliance launched in April 2021 with a membership of 19 organisations from throughout the VCSE sector.

The HW Alliance facilitates collaborative working between the VCSE and statutory sectors and brings the voices and experience of the VCSE sector, and the folks they signify, into nationwide coverage improvement and supply.

The refreshed HW Alliance builds on the successes of the earlier programme with higher alignment to the nationwide strategic priorities of the system companions whereas sustaining a continued deal with selling equality and lowering well being inequalities.

VCSE Well being and Wellbeing Fund

The purpose of the fund is to advertise equalities and cut back well being inequalities by constructing the proof base about good observe, sharing classes, and widening the adoption of interventions with a confirmed observe file.

The fund focuses on one particular theme every year, which is agreed throughout the system companions and in co-production with the VCSE sector.

The latest 3 yr Well being and Wellbeing Fund was across the theme of Beginning Effectively, specializing in maternity tasks aiming to enhance well being outcomes for youngsters from pre-conception to 2.5 years in areas of excessive deprivation (together with rural, coastal and concrete areas) and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) teams. There have been 19 profitable candidates.

Resulting from COVID-19, a one-year fund was launched in 2021 which centered on the position of the VCSE sector in offering help for respiratory sicknesses in kids. There have been 13 profitable candidates.

Additional data

Updates from the HW Programme, together with data on the Well being and Wellbeing Fund, may be acquired by signing as much as the DHSC month-to-month e-newsletter.

1. Goals of the Well being and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025

The theme of the Well being and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025 is ladies’s reproductive wellbeing within the office. The fund goals are set out under.

Goal communities

The goal group for the fund is ladies of working age experiencing reproductive well being points.

Sorts of help

The Well being and Wellbeing Fund will help tasks and programmes which are working with goal communities and supply:

  • office consciousness and coaching for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the place help schemes are unlikely to be out there (see Annex 1)
  • low-intensity professional work and well being help for ladies experiencing reproductive well being points which are impacting their expertise within the office. Particularly, these ladies susceptible to leaving employment or who’ve just lately fallen out of labor who’re much less more likely to have entry to occupational well being help through their employer, for instance, these working for small employers or the self-employed. Providers can take quite a lot of varieties, however typical options can embody:
    • ‘upstream’ help for folks to stay in work or return to work, together with following a illness absence
    • light-touch, ‘biopsychosocial’ approaches, serving to people to handle their holistic well being, private and office obstacles to employment
    • case administration
    • signposting to each medical companies (for instance, psychological well being companies, physiotherapy) and wider, native, companies (for instance, debt recommendation, CV and interview teaching, wellbeing help)
    • supply by multidisciplinary groups, involving medical or non-clinical professionals (together with in case supervisor roles)

As companies usually embody medical and non-clinical help, we all know that VCSE organisations can play an essential position in delivering companies and coordinating supply of companies via their relationships with native stakeholders (medical and non-clinical).

Well being outcomes

There are robust hyperlinks between well being and employment, with a sturdy proof base exhibiting each that good work is nice for bodily and psychological well being and wellbeing, and that employment is a major determinant of well being. Greater wholesome life expectancy is strongly correlated with larger employment charges, and essentially the most disadvantaged native areas expertise the worst well being and employment outcomes. Transferring from employment to unemployment is estimated to extend GP session charges for a person by 50%[footnote 1].

Complete system-centred approaches

The Well being and Wellbeing Fund will help the next varieties of approaches:

  • complete system-centred approaches – complete techniques working recognises that there isn’t any one answer to sort out advanced public well being points. A coordinated, collaborative strategy is required, aligned to a ‘well being in all insurance policies’ strategy

  • complete system community-centred approaches help NHS England’s work to ship a complete mannequin for common personalised care. This contains constructing wholesome and resilient communities to assist maintain the entire inhabitants wholesome. Taking a strategic, asset-based strategy to empowering people and communities can also be a key focus for bettering social care outcomes

Additional data may be present in Group Centred Public Well being: Taking a complete system strategy.

Extra goals

Extra goals of the fund are to:

  • develop or develop tasks and programmes which have a complete system strategy
  • promote equalities and cut back well being inequalities for ladies
  • help robust and sustainable native connections between VCSE and statutory companies, with out duplicating different present initiatives
  • facilitate co-production between native companions and repair customers
  • consider completely different approaches and share studying

Additional data on the coverage context and priorities for ladies’s reproductive well being within the office is contained in Annex 1.

Supposed outcomes

The supposed outcomes of the Well being and Wellbeing Fund are:

  • a rise in system companions’ proof base on sustainable and scalable complete system centred approaches to cut back well being inequalities for ladies within the office
  • the manufacturing of proof and findings from VCSE-led tasks and programmes that may be disseminated to completely different audiences throughout the system to tell and affect native and nationwide coverage and observe
  • a rise within the functionality for the VCSE sector to seize and consider the impression of their work, to show to coverage leads the advantages of their tasks or programmes with particular communities

2. Fund standards

To be thought of for grant funding the applying should show it helps the goals of the fund by assembly all the next standards.

Enlargement of an present scheme or improvement of a brand new scheme or programme

The proposed enlargement of an present scheme or improvement of a brand new scheme shouldn’t merely purpose to make a scheme bigger or to help geographical extensions; as a substitute, candidates should clearly show the necessity for increasing an present scheme or launching a brand new programme via highlighting a niche within the proof base. This could allow an present scheme to realize extra outcomes or to succeed in a distinct viewers, or allow the event of a brand new programme of labor.

Grant and extra funding

The fund will grant fund tasks over a interval of three monetary years, till March 2025. Grants between £200,000 to £600,000 per applicant will probably be out there to develop or develop schemes, as much as a most of £200,000 per monetary yr. It’s anticipated that we’ll fund roughly 15 to twenty tasks and programmes.

Candidates are required to offer a supporting letter from their native statutory commissioner – for instance, medical commissioning group (CCG), sustainability and transformation partnership (STP), built-in care system (ICS), or native authority, and are strongly inspired to acquire extra funding that helps their venture or programme from statutory or non-statutory companions. Purposes with a dedication secured for extra funding will probably be prioritised however all functions will probably be thought of.

Be aware that DHSC will be unable to offer extra funding to cowl any shortfall in native resourcing, and that grants from the fund should be used throughout the funding yr during which they’re allotted.

After grant funding over a interval of three monetary years ending March 2025, tasks which are profitable are anticipated to search out ongoing funding and show sustainability.

Be aware that every one awards are topic to the approval of budgets as a part of annual budgetary planning by DHSC. The launch of this scheme in monetary yr 2022 to 2023 doesn’t commit DHSC to the funding of any grant awards.

Reveal sustainability of the organisation

Candidates might want to affirm that they’ve appropriate funding for the remainder of their organisation for 3 years (the size of the fund grant). There isn’t a restriction as to the place this funding needs to be from (for instance, statutory supplier, different VCSE organisation, the Large Lottery Fund, and so forth).

Organisational eligibility

Organisations should:

  • meet the situations set out in Part 70 of the Charities Act 2006 to be eligible to obtain a grant for the Well being and Wellbeing Fund, and topic to completion of due diligence processes. A abstract of the authorized standards in Part 70 is ready out in Annex 2
  • work in England, with a plan to function their venture or programme in England solely. There are separate preparations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire
  • be not for revenue, and both:
    • included (this may be an organization restricted by assure and registered with Firms Home OR a group curiosity firm OR a co-operative or industrial and provident society OR a social enterprise); or
    • have charitable standing (registered with the Charity Fee)
  • not apply for grant funding quantity of greater than 25% of their present annual turnover, as demonstrated by their audited or independently examined accounts
  • have an equal alternatives, well being and security and safeguarding coverage
  • have been working on this space, or a carefully associated space, for at the very least the final 3 years
  • show that they’ve a transparent connection to work inside native communities (both as an area or nationwide VCSE organisation)

Joint functions

We welcome joint functions, for instance, collaborations between VCSE organisations. There isn’t a restrict to the variety of companions. Nonetheless, we require one companion to take the lead and full a big proportion of the venture or programme exercise.

Native well being connections

Candidates should clearly show how the venture or programme is strategically linked up with different native initiatives, and that’s not duplicating one other native initiative.

A letter of help from a related physique will probably be required for all functions.

Co-produced

Candidates should clearly show how their proposed enlargement or improvement of the venture or programme has been, or will probably be, developed in co-production with people who the venture or programme seeks to learn.

Analysis

To attain the goals and outcomes of the fund, candidates should decide to finishing an analysis and sharing studying with the system companions.

Candidates will probably be required to fee an exterior evaluator for his or her particular person tasks or programmes, with at the very least 5% of the finances to be devoted to analysis.

In detailing their analysis plan for the tip of the proposed venture or programme, candidates will probably be required to set out which knowledge they already gather and plan to gather, what outcomes they search to realize, how they may measure them over time, and the way they plan to share their studying.

The analysis needs to be a ‘rolling’ analysis the place knowledge will should be routinely collected and out there to system companions for monitoring of the tasks funded. The analysis ought to formally report, alongside reporting on the venture outcomes on the finish of yr 3 (monetary yr 2024 to 2025).

Be aware that the system companions will request that some commonplace analysis standards are constructed into the analysis course of to permit comparability, the place doable, throughout grant funded tasks. Data on this will probably be offered to profitable tasks.

Profitable tasks may even have to decide to sharing studying with the system companions via the analysis and different queries, to assist study what works when supporting ladies with reproductive well being points within the office.

Monitoring and reporting

Minimal reporting necessities have been recognized for funded schemes. Profitable organisations might want to agree to those monitoring and reporting preparations on the outset, which is able to align to the Cupboard Workplace Purposeful Requirements. Organisations that don’t meet these necessities could danger having future grant funds withheld.

What we is not going to fund

We’re solely capable of fund tasks and programmes that meet all the factors and eligibility necessities.

This funding is for VCSE organisations solely; VCSE organisations may fit with different our bodies from different sectors, however a VCSE should be the lead applicant.

The Well being and Wellbeing Fund is not going to fund nationwide VCSE organisations except it’s clear that they’re immediately working with native communities.

3. Software course of

Candidates are required to finish the applying kind printed alongside this data pack and supply all of the supporting data outlined under, submitting this to [email protected] no later than Friday 5 August 2022 at 9am. Be aware that functions submitted after the deadline, even as a consequence of circumstances past candidates’ management, is not going to be thought of.

The evaluation course of will probably be carried out by a panel made up of representatives from every of the system companion organisations. The panel will assess functions towards the factors set out, and so they could want to focus on your proposal in additional element. Every utility may even endure a due diligence course of by DHSC to make sure that the organisation is appropriate to obtain grant funding.

Meet the funder webinars

organisations will be capable of participate in webinars involving coverage leads from the system companions, to listen to concerning the fund and collect additional data on what tasks and programmes we’re particularly concerned about funding. A set of Often Requested Questions will probably be generated throughout the utility course of and shared on-line for reference.

There will probably be 2 webinars, and you’re strongly suggested to register to attend one. Registration will probably be restricted to 1 particular person per organisation, and will probably be allotted on a primary come, first served foundation. Webinars will happen on:

  • Tuesday 24 Might, 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 25 Might, 2pm to 4pm

To e book a spot on these webinars, electronic mail [email protected]

Writing an excellent utility

utility:

  • meets all of the important standards, offering proof the place applicable
  • is concise and makes full use of the phrase limits out there with out exceeding them
  • is related to and addresses the necessities of the Well being and Wellbeing Fund and the VCSE HW Programme extra broadly
  • outlines how you’ll obtain one thing and never simply why

Supporting data

Candidates might want to present the next:

  • your charity quantity, or for non-charities, your organization quantity
  • a replica of the Memorandum and Articles of Affiliation or structure/governing doc for organisations not established as charities
  • your final yr’s annual report and last accounts
  • your organisation’s marketing strategy, together with monetary forecasts for 2022 to 2025
  • a venture or programme finances, together with a breakdown of prices
  • affirmation that your organisation has equal alternatives, well being and security and safeguarding insurance policies
  • a staffing construction in your organisation – clearly exhibiting the workers who will probably be engaged on the Well being and Wellbeing Fund venture or programme
  • any proof requested towards particular standards
  • an entire danger evaluation (template out there)
  • an exit plan (template out there)
  • a signed letter from a statutory supplier. This must also embody affirmation that:
  • that the proposed venture or programme isn’t at present being delivered wherever within the locality
  • that there’s help for the venture or programme proposed enlargement or improvement

Be aware that profitable candidates might want to settle for the situations of the grant award (see Annex 5). Any data offered is topic to the Freedom of Data Act 2000 and the Basic Knowledge Safety Regulation (GDPR).

Notification of progress

You can be notified of the progress of your utility utilizing the e-mail deal with in your utility kind. We purpose to ship you a notification according to the next timeline, with last notifications being issued topic to DHSC enterprise planning. You probably have not acquired notification by 30 September 2022 then contact us. Sadly, we’re unable to offer particular suggestions about unsuccessful functions.

The ultimate choice on profitable functions will probably be topic to departmental enterprise planning.

Tips on how to submit your utility

Your utility kind and supporting paperwork needs to be despatched through e-mail to [email protected] earlier than 9am on 5 August 2022. Purposes acquired after this time, even for circumstances past candidates’ management, is not going to be accepted.

Digital copies of your annual report and last accounts, or hyperlinks to your web site and/or the Charity Fee web site, are required. We’re unable to just accept onerous copies of any paperwork at current.

Appeals

The Well being and Wellbeing Fund is a discretionary scheme, and as such there isn’t any enchantment course of on selections made. We do recognise that, on events, candidates could really feel that the applying course of has not been adopted accurately, and will want to elevate a priority accordingly. We’ll deal with these considerations as casual complaints, which will probably be dealt with according to our complaints process outlined in Annex 4.

Annex 1: work and well being coverage context

Ladies’s Well being Technique

On 8 March 2021, the federal government introduced plans to develop a Ladies’s Well being Technique, with the primary section being the launch of a name for proof, which ran from March 2021 to June 2021.

The decision for proof had 3 elements:

  • a ‘Ladies’s Well being – Let’s speak about it’ public survey, which was open to all people aged 16 and over in England
  • an open invitation for people and organisations with experience in ladies’s well being to submit written proof
  • a spotlight group research with ladies throughout England, undertaken by the College of York in collaboration with the King’s Fund

The decision for proof was primarily based round quite a few key themes, one in every of which was ‘well being within the office’. The decision for proof requested a couple of vary of office points, together with consolation discussing well being points at work, how well being points/ situations impacted expertise within the office, and what types of office help had, or would have, been useful.

Outcomes of the decision for proof public survey and written submissions may be discovered on the session response net web page.

Outcomes of the main target teams may be discovered on the PREPARE web site.

In December 2021 DHSC printed Our Imaginative and prescient for the Ladies’s Well being Technique for England. This units out the ambitions for the technique, primarily based round 5 key themes, one in every of which is well being within the office.

The following step is to develop and publish the total technique in 2022.

Key findings

Key findings from the decision for proof public survey had been:

  • general, 35% of ladies felt (or had been perceived to really feel) comfy speaking about well being points with their office; 58% mentioned they felt uncomfortable; and seven% mentioned they weren’t positive how they felt
  • general, 53% of ladies felt (or had been perceived to really feel) that their present or earlier office had been supportive close to well being points; 27% mentioned their office had been unsupportive; whereas 20% mentioned they don’t know

To grasp ladies’s experiences of well being points at work, the general public survey requested respondents what help has or would have helped them to succeed in their full potential. The examples offered fell inside 3 core themes.

Theme Sub-theme
Office tradition Open dialogue of ladies’s well being points to interrupt taboos and enhance understanding of signs and impacts.

Supportive and caring employers, HR (human assets) professionals, managers and colleagues.

Cut back stigma of asking for and accepting assist.

Continued and higher implementation of present office insurance policies Versatile working preparations.

Entry to occupational well being companies, psychological well being help and office changes.

Safety towards bullying and discrimination.

Creation of latest office insurance policies and help packages Paid depart and counselling for miscarriage and child loss.

Paid depart for painful feminine well being situations corresponding to endometriosis.

Paid depart and phased return to work for feminine reproductive surgical procedure (for instance, hysterectomy).

Improved office services for ladies with heavy intervals.

Office changes for ladies via the menopause.

Assist to return to work and/or progress careers after maternity depart, and whereas residing with or recovering from feminine well being situations.

Joint Work and Well being Unit (WHU)

In recognition of the robust two-way relationship between work and well being, in 2015 the Joint Work and Well being Unit (WHU) was established as a joint Division for Work and Pensions (DWP) and DHSC initiative. The unit leads the federal government’s technique to supporting working age disabled folks, or folks with long run well being situations, enter and keep in employment.

Relationship between work, well being and ladies

We all know that good work is nice for well being, nonetheless some folks face extra obstacles. From the interval of October to December 2021:

  • 14.2 million (34%) folks aged 16 to 64 within the UK had a long-term well being situation
  • 8.8 million (21%) folks aged 16 to 64 within the UK had a incapacity
  • 5 in 10 disabled folks had been in employment in contrast with 8 in 10 non-disabled folks

Round 140 million working days had been misplaced to illness absence in 2019. Over the course of a yr, round 1.4 million working age folks have at the very least one long-term illness absence lasting 4 weeks or longer every yr. The longer a illness absence persists, the extra advanced the obstacles change into and the chance of a return falls[footnote 2].

Roughly 100,000 folks depart work every year following a long-term illness absence.

Being out of labor results in poorer well being outcomes, and as soon as out of labor, it turns into far more tough for folks to return to work[footnote 3].

The ladies’s well being name for proof analytical report confirmed that only one in 3 respondents mentioned they really feel comfy speaking about well being points of their office (35%), and only one in 2 mentioned their present or earlier office had been supportive close to well being points (53%).

Of those that mentioned a well being situation or incapacity had impacted their expertise within the office (62%) greater than 3 in 4 mentioned it had elevated their stress ranges (76%), and a couple of in 3 mentioned it had impacted their psychological well being (67%). It was additionally discovered that:

  • 26% mentioned it impacted their earnings
  • 25% mentioned it affected their alternatives for promotion
  • 22% mentioned it meant they stopped work sooner than they’d deliberate

Not like being pregnant or maternity, the menopause isn’t properly understood or offered for in office cultures, insurance policies and coaching. Managers’ and colleagues’ attitudes to ladies experiencing the menopause make a distinction right here. A lack of understanding, understanding and help can create challenges for working ladies experiencing menopause transition along with dealing with their signs. Mixed with the variations in experiences mentioned above, this varieties the premise for a social accountability case for higher organisational consideration to menopause transition, with the intention to guarantee ladies have the very best doable high quality of working life.

We all know from the Ladies’s Well being name for proof that menopause was simply probably the most generally cited reproductive well being and employment points being skilled.

Different points had been menstrual well being/gynaecological situations within the office corresponding to endometriosis. Miscarriage and being pregnant loss additionally featured ceaselessly within the name for proof. The Lancet printed a sequence of papers in April 2021, which described the prevalence and impression of miscarriage, highlighting that the short-term nationwide financial value of miscarriage is estimated to be £471 million per yr within the UK.

The main focus of this fund on the broader theme of ladies’s reproductive wellbeing within the office will align with the Ladies’s Well being Technique goals for well being within the office:

  • ladies really feel supported within the office, and that taboos are damaged down via open dialog
  • employers really feel properly outfitted to help ladies in managing their well being throughout the office

Additional studying

Menopause transition: results on ladies’s financial participation.

Annex 2: Charities Act

Part 70 of the Charities Act 2006 eligibility standards

The next is a abstract of the factors set out in Part 70 of the Charities Act 2006.

To be eligible to use to the Well being and Wellbeing Fund, your organisation should be a charity or establishment (aside from a charity) established for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic functions.

The Act provides the Secretary of State for Well being and Social Care the ability to award grants to any charitable, benevolent or philanthropic establishment in respect of any of the establishment’s actions which immediately or not directly profit the entire or any a part of England.

For the needs of regulation, a charitable organisation should show that it serves the general public curiosity.

Actions ought to profit the entire or a part of England.

The place an organisation isn’t a charity, we would want to see their particular governing paperwork to make sure that they legally fulfil the required standards.

Annex 3: eligible and ineligible expenditure

Eligible expenditure

All eligible expenditure should be claimed web of VAT and is recoverable from HM Income and Customs.

The next prices/funds will probably be labeled as eligible expenditure if made for the needs of the funded exercise:

  • charges charged or to be charged to the grant recipient by the exterior auditors or accountants for reporting or certifying that the grant paid was utilized for its supposed functions
  • giving proof to parliamentary choose committees
  • attending conferences with ministers or civil servants to debate the progress of a taxpayer funded grant scheme
  • responding to public consultations, the place the subject is related to the targets of the grant scheme. This doesn’t embody spending authorities grant funds on lobbying different folks to reply to the session
  • offering impartial, evidence-based coverage suggestions to native authorities, departments or ministers, the place that’s the goal of a taxpayer funded grant scheme, for instance, ‘What Works Centres’
  • offering impartial evidence-based recommendation to native or nationwide authorities as a part of the overall coverage debate, the place that’s according to the targets of the grant scheme

A fee is outlined as happening in the mean time when cash passes out of grant recipient management. This may increasingly happen when:

  • authorized tender is handed to a provider (or, for wages, to an worker)
  • a letter is posted to a provider or worker containing a cheque
  • an digital instruction is shipped to a financial institution/constructing society to make a fee to a provider or worker by direct credit score or financial institution switch

The grant recipient should not intentionally incur liabilities for eligible expenditure prematurely of want; nor pay for eligible expenditure earlier than the due date for fee.

Ineligible expenditure

The next prices should be excluded from eligible expenditure. The checklist under doesn’t override actions, that are deemed eligible in these situations:

  • paid for lobbying, which suggests utilizing grant funds to fund lobbying (through an exterior agency or in-house workers) to undertake actions supposed to affect or try to affect parliament, authorities or political exercise; or making an attempt to affect legislative or regulatory motion
  • utilizing grant funds to immediately allow one a part of authorities to problem one other on matters unrelated to the agreed objective of the grant
  • utilizing grant funding to petition for extra funding
  • bills corresponding to for entertaining, particularly geared toward exerting undue affect to alter authorities coverage
  • enter VAT reclaimable by the grant recipient from HMRC
  • funds for actions of a political or completely spiritual nature

Different examples of expenditure which is prohibited embody the next:

  • contributions in form
  • curiosity funds or service cost funds for finance leases
  • items
  • statutory fines, felony fines or penalties civil penalties, damages or any related authorized prices
  • funds for works or actions which the grant recipient, or any member of their Partnership, has a statutory responsibility to undertake, or which are totally funded by different sources
  • unhealthy money owed to associated events
  • funds for unfair dismissal or different compensation
  • depreciation, amortisation or impairment of belongings owned by the grant recipient
  • the acquisition or enchancment of belongings by the grant recipient (except the grant is explicitly for capital use – this will probably be stipulated within the grant funding letter)
  • liabilities incurred earlier than the graduation of the grant funding settlement except agreed in writing by the authority

Annex 4: complaints process

The Well being and Wellbeing Fund is a discretionary scheme, and as such there isn’t any enchantment course of on selections made by ministers. We do recognise that, on events, candidates could really feel that the applying course of has not been adopted accurately, and will want to elevate a priority accordingly. We’ll deal with these considerations as casual complaints, which will probably be dealt with according to our complaints process detailed under.

Stage 1

The primary stage of the complaints course of is initiated when somebody signifies that they want to complain. The grievance needs to be investigated and responded to by the staff chief of the person or staff that has been named within the grievance. If the grievance is acquired by the Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit (MCPE), the complaints supervisor will ahead it on to the related staff chief. The goal for Stage 1 response is 20 working days. The complaints supervisor can advise groups on their response, and needs to be copied in so {that a} file may be stored centrally.

The Voluntary Sector Well being and Wellbeing Programme Engagement Group will deal with complaints at this stage.

Stage 2

The second stage of the complaints course of is initiated if, after having acquired a Stage 1 response, the complainant continues to be sad. At this stage, the grievance will probably be escalated to the deputy director or Grade 6 of the staff that has been named within the grievance, and they’ll examine and reply. The goal for Stage 2 response is 20 working days. The complaints supervisor can advise on the response and needs to be copied in so {that a} file may be stored centrally.

The Voluntary Sector Well being and Wellbeing Programme Engagement Group will escalate complaints to respective seniors at this stage of the method.

Stage 3

The third stage of the complaints course of is initiated if, after having acquired a Stage 2 response, the complainant continues to be sad. At this stage, the grievance will probably be allotted to a Grade 6 or deputy director impartial of the staff that has been named within the grievance, and they’ll examine and reply. The goal for Stage 3 response is 20 working days. The complaints supervisor can advise on the response, and needs to be copied in so {that a} file may be stored centrally.

The Voluntary Sector Well being and Wellbeing Programme Engagement Group ought to proceed to be engaged at this stage of the method, and can interact with respective colleagues internally to adjust to the Stage 3 processes.

Escalation to Parliamentary and Well being Service Ombudsman

If after exhausting the three inner phases the complainant continues to be sad, they’ll escalate their grievance to the Parliamentary and Well being Service Ombudsman (PHSO). All DHSC replies to complaints should embody particulars of escalation procedures to carry complaints to the eye of the PHSO. The next textual content needs to be used on the finish of the letter:

This concludes the division’s complaints course of.

If you’re not happy with the way in which the division has dealt with your grievance, you may ask the Parliamentary and Well being Service Ombudsman to assessment the case. You will want to ask your MP to do that for you.’

It is a abstract of our complaints process.

Annex 5: abstract of situations of the award

If you’re profitable you can be despatched a grant settlement letter, which is able to mirror rules outlined within the Compact funding and procurement code, detailing the total phrases and situations of the grant. Among the phrases chances are you’ll want to know prematurely are:

  • the phrases and situations should be accepted by a board member – trustee or director – or the chair of the administration committee if you’re an unincorporated affiliation
  • grants are restricted funds
  • the grant is recoverable if you don’t use it for the needs supposed, together with if you don’t totally spend it
  • funding for all future monetary years of the award is indicative, topic to annual departmental enterprise planning and can’t be assured
  • there isn’t any computerized proper of carry ahead, and funds unspent on the finish of every monetary yr needs to be returned to the division by default
  • the intention is to fund the proposed exercise, nonetheless there isn’t any dedication to funding the utmost quantity awarded if this isn’t required
  • the grant will not be handed to a 3rd occasion
  • there isn’t any dedication to any funding after the agreed time period of the grant
  • the grant should be recognized in your accounts as being from DHSC

If profitable a trustee or director will probably be requested to signal a press release of grant utilization which is able to affirm that the grant is not going to be used to fund the next actions:

  • paid for lobbying, for instance, utilizing grant funds to fund lobbying (through an exterior agency or in-house workers) to undertake actions supposed to affect or try to affect parliament, authorities or political exercise; or making an attempt to affect legislative or regulatory motion
  • utilizing grant funds to immediately allow one a part of authorities to problem one other on matters unrelated to the agreed objective of the grant
  • utilizing grant funding to petition for extra funding
  • bills corresponding to for entertaining, particularly geared toward exerting undue affect to alter authorities coverage; enter VAT reclaimable by the grant recipient from HMRC
  • funds for actions of a political or completely spiritual nature

Monitoring and reporting

Minimal reporting necessities have been recognized for funded schemes. Profitable organisations might want to agree to those monitoring and reporting preparations on the outset, which is able to align to the Cupboard Workplace Purposeful Requirements. Organisations who don’t meet these necessities could danger having future grant funds withheld.