Country Range supports staff through Hospitality Action’s Employee Assistance Programme

Country Range team
02/08/2018 - 07:00
National wholesaler Country Range Group has signed up to Hospitality Action’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), to offer staff additional support in their home and working life.

As of yesterday (1 August), all employees across the Group and its 12 wholesalers can now access confidential help, support, advice and resources.

Coral Rose, Group managing director, said: “Our fundraising campaign, which has raised over £20,000 for Hospitality Action gave me a real insight into the incredible service, support and resources it provides to people working in the hospitality industry who are in need.

“We’re incredibly proud to be the first wholesaler to sign up to the Hospitality Action EAP and hope it can be a valuable resource to employees in our group moving forward.”

Run by industry charity Hospitality Action, EAP has been developed by hospitality people for hospitality people, and so is “uniquely placed to understand the things that affect the industry’s people the most.”

It offers a number of services, including:

  • Support 24 hours a day; 365 days a year via the Well Online portal
  • Information on topics such as improving health and wellbeing, dealing with financial pressures, managing working life, helping to overcome personal
  • Assistance Line – provides expert advice and is free for the user, confidential and independent
  • Additional Help – such as counselling, legal advice, help with financial worries and debt counselling, parenting advice, dealing with drug and alcohol issues and grant assistance

Mark Lewis, Hospitality Action chief executive added: “The Country Range Group is a staunch supporter of Hospitality Action and has raised a transformative amount of money for us through various fundraising projects.

“The team at HA is therefore delighted that Country Range’s take-up of our EAP care programme gives us a chance to pay them back, by supporting its whole workforce and helping to keep them happy, healthy and work-ready.”

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