Newsletter April 2021


Dear Member

Please keep well and safe and remember that if you have any queries about any aspect of your work, you can speak to your steward or, if one is not available, to our team of Convenors.  

Call the Branch on (0113) 245 8442.

Martyn Walker

Branch Secretary

Become a Digital Champion

Digital Champions are trained volunteers who can support colleagues with learning new digital skills, gaining digital confidence, and overcome barriers to getting digitally active.

They offer vital support as more employers move their services and HR functions online.

All you need to become a digital champion is a basic understanding of using a computer, confidence with basic tasks such as searching the internet and sending e-mails, plus the time and patience to support someone to learn new skills.

More information can be found here UNISON Digital Champion.pdf


Covid Response Fund

We’re pleased to announce that members can once again apply online to the Covid Response Fund.  By way of reminder, members who are in financial difficulties as a result of Covid could be eligible for a grant of up to £500.

The application process is straightforward however anyone who cannot apply online can email and we will arrange for a form to be posted to them.


Financial Wellbeing Week

Our National Office have organised a national Financial wellbeing week for members with a selection of training, webinars and information to enable members to gain some insight into their finances and their financial wellbeing, This will run during the week commencing 3rd May.

There are webinars from our UNISON Living partner Lighthouse Financial on financial wellbeing, pension and retirement finances, financial confidence workshops from National Numeracy and UNISON delivered workshops about budgeting.

The Link for members to be able to sign up to any of these sessions is:

With an article about the week here:

Lighthouse Financial Advice

The latest Let Money Talk Newsletter from Lighthouse Financial Advice containing details on

  • Help to Buy Scheme extension
  • Child Trust Fund comes of age
  • Your mortgage matters
  • Staying financially fit in the new norm
  • Retirement focus

A link to the newsletter can be found here Lighthouse Financial Advice