In July 2016 UNISON launched UNISON Living, below is an extract from Rosa Ellis featured in the summer edition of U explaining more about what UNISON Living has to offer members.
“There’s something we don’t always make clear here at UNISON. We’re always working on your rights at work and looking after you in the workplace, but what we don’t often say as loudly is that we care what happens to you after work too.
Membership of UNISON doesn’t just get you support sat work when you need it most, it also gets you access to a range of exclusive deals and offers designed to make your life outside work that little bit easier.
Because we have over 1.3 million members we’re able to secure some great deals for you, through trusted providers that are endorsed on the basis of shared common values, good practice and customer care.
These deals now have a brand new home, which we’re calling UNISON Living.
UNISON members are the ones who keep out public services going. From homecare workers, nurses and paramedics, to council administration officers, refuse collectors, school teaching assistants and many more. You work hard to help the services we all love and reply on going strong. We think the people who run our public services deserve a holiday.
That’s why travel is one the things we’ve included in UNISON living.
UNISON Travel Club offers UNISON members access to a wide range of exclusive offers from beach holidays to cruises.
Did you know UNISON has its very own holiday resort in Devon? UNISON’s Croyde Bay is a 4* family-friendly resort on arguably the most beautiful beach in the UK (just ask the locals!). All members automatically get 15% off any holiday or short break and low-[paid members get a huge 50% off.
UNISON Living isn’t just about holidays though, we also want to help you get good deals on everyday costs, and let’s face it, with the fall out of Brexit we could all do with making out money go further.
One of our trusted partners that could help you save money is Lighthouse Financial Advice.
All UNISON members are eligible for a complimentary financial review with Lighthouse which can take place at home, over the phone or at work. There’s also home, travel and pet insurance offers, as well as a money cash back card which means UNISON members can earn up to 6% cash back at big name retailers, including Sainsbury’s Asda and Boots.
As one member told us “I have been a UNISON members for 21 years and fully support incentives that UNISON recommends to the membership. The prepaid plus card is fantastic and I have found it a very useful way of keeping control of my finances”
We’ve also managed to secure some valuable wellbeing deals for members. There are health plans, for health care not covered by the NHS, as well as dental and eye care deals.
That’s not even it. There’s plenty more on the website and we’re working hard to make sure there are some more exclusive deals on offer, so keep checking back!”
So add UNISON Living to your bookmarks and take full advantage of what the scheme has to offer you!