Staff benefits We offer our staff a range of fantastic benefits aimed at supporting their wellbeing and offering them a better working life. Read just some of the benefits of working at Independent Lives below. We are always looking for new ways to support our staff and ensure that this list keeps on growing! Development opportunities We believe in giving our staff the tools they need to grow and providing opportunities to develop their professional careers. We have supported staff to gain a range of qualifications and helped them to develop a career path they can be proud of. Employee Assistance Programme Life doesn't always run smoothly and sometimes we all need a helping hand to manage the challenges that come our way. Working at Independent Lives gives you access to a fantastic Employee Assistance Programme where you can free information and advice on a wide range of topics. We also let your immediate family access the scheme for free. Health Plan As an Independent Lives employee you have the option to join a great health plan which will give you peace of mind against unexpected health care costs. You can get up to 100% of your costs reimbursed for things like eye care and dental treatments. Comprehensive training We make sure that our staff always have the skills they need to do their jobs. Whether you're learning skills for the first time or refreshing knowledge gained in previous jobs, our comprehensive training programme will give you the confidence and experience to carry out your responsibilities. Free uniform Everyone working in our care service gets a free uniform they can be proud off. Sometimes you need to look the part to feel the part and our uniforms will let everyone know that you are a respected member of the care community. Flexible working Independent Lives recognise that not every job is the same and not every person is the same. As such, where possible we offer our staff flexible working arrangements. Whether that is adjusting your hours to manage the school run or working from home at times, we're always happy to have a chat about how we can support you. Access to great discounts If you work in our care service then you will receive access to a great discount scheme which gives you money of purchase from a huge range of well known businesses and services. We're always looking for new ways to support our staff and ways they can benefit from working at Independent Lives. Cycle to work scheme Cycling is great for not just your physical health, but also your mental wellbeing. If you are a keen cyclist or are interested in getting more active then we have a great cycle to work scheme just for you. Not only will you get more healthy, but you'll help the environment and save a few quid too! Fun, fun, fun... We organise an annual staff away day which everyone is invited to. It is a chance for everyone to get more involved in the organisations strategy but also it provides a great opportunity to spend time with colleagues, enjoy some fun activities and get a free lunch! We also organise Christmas parties, trips to the pub or fun nights out like bowling.