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2012
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Simplyhealth helps youngsters to develop key employment skills

Local healthcare provider Simplyhealth invited youngsters to a half day workshop at its Manchester office to help them to develop key work place skills. Ten young people from local charity, ReachOut!'s employment programme took part in the session.

Simplyhealth donates at least £1 million to a range of local and national charities every year. Last year, Simplyhealth's Manchester community fund donated £9,000 to ReachOut! This year the team at Simplyhealth invested their time and provided youngsters with activities designed to develop key life and work place skills.
James Glover, spokesperson for Simplyhealth, said: "The workshop was a great success. We had some fantastic feedback from the participants and the team here were really delighted to be asked to host the event and to share their experience. The workshop was a great way to educate young people about business and what future employers will look for in an employee."

"Reachout! is a terrific charity and we are pleased to continue to support it as it develops new and innovative ways to help young adults to believe in their ability to be successful in work."
The day was designed to encourage young people to cultivate the skills that future employers will look for in their staff. Participants got to have a taste of the office environment and of what it would be like to work in a busy office environment.

ReachOut! is a charity that works with children from disadvantaged communities, to help them raise their aspirations, self-esteem and achievement so that they can have the best start in life possible. For further information please visit www.reachoutuk.org.

Hannah Christie, spokesperson for ReachOut!, said: "Simplyhealth have been a fantastic supporter of our work to support disadvantaged young people in Manchester. The young people had a great time on the day and learnt a lot. Thank you so much to them and the brilliant staff that helped make it possible."

Simplyhealth has active community funds in all four of its locations, Andover, Bristol, Leeds and Manchester, which exist to support charities and organisations in the local community. To contact the Manchester community fund please email laura.mccormick@simplyhealth.co.uk.  Why not visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/simplyhealthuk to find out more on how we work with local and national charities.

For more information on Simplyhealth please visit https://www.simplyhealth.co.uk/

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Notes to editors

- We became Simplyhealth in 2009 after bringing together HSA, BCWA, LHF, HealthSure, Totally Active, our   family of health companies have joined together over the last ten years to form Simplyhealth

- We've been providing healthcare solutions for 140 years, dedicated to serving our customers and patients through a variety of cash plans, dental plans, private medical insurance, self funded health plans and mobility and living aids 

- Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority Simplyhealth as it stands today, now covers nearly four million people with health plans (more than any other company) and helps 20,000 companies with their employees' health

- Simplyhealth is committed to making a positive impact on its communities. Each year, we donate over £1 million to  health related charities and causes

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