Anchor celebrates menopause friendly accreditation

Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for people in later life, has been awarded Menopause Friendly Accreditation.

Menopause in the Workplace has recognised Anchor’s commitment to inclusive practices and supporting colleagues experiencing perimenopause and menopause.

The Menopause Friendly Accreditation is industry-recognised, and highlights organisations which are taking positive steps to embrace menopause in the workplace by allowing everyone to continue to contribute valuable skills and expertise in their place of work, no matter what stage of life they are at.

As part of its commitment to becoming a menopause-friendly employer, Anchor has created dedicated online pages which provide a space for colleagues to openly discuss menopause and share resources. Senior leaders are also actively engaged with a menopause workplace group and a specific e-learning course has been developed that all Anchor staff can access.

Anchor chief executive Sarah Jones said: “The happiness and wellbeing of our colleagues is, and always has been, a priority at Anchor. So, we’re really proud to achieve the accreditation as a Menopause Friendly Employer in recognition of the excellent programmes we have in place, and the dedication of our team to making sure everyone feels welcomed and supported in their role.

“We’ve had great feedback from colleagues on our wellbeing initiatives and are committed to listening to their needs to make sure we can continue to meet these in the future.”

Deborah Garlick, CEO of Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, commented: “Anchor’s Menopause Friendly Accreditation is richly deserved in recognition of its comprehensive approach to providing support, open conversations, accessible resources and senior management engagement in helping colleagues work through their menopause.

“As one of our Menopause Friendly members, we hope Anchor’s success will encourage other care providers to follow their excellent example.”

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