Caerphilly Council launches eyecare scheme

EXCLUSIVE: Caerphilly County Borough Council has launched an eyecare scheme for its 4,500 employees using a series of roadshows to communicate with staff.

During the roadshows, which were held at the end of October across various locations, employees were able to view a range of glasses and have their vision screened onsite by opticians from provider Specsavers.

The contract is part of a framework agreement that is also available to 14 other councils in the area.

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Donna Jones, health, safety and occupational health manager at Caerphilly County Borough Council, said: “The number of Specsavers’ stores across the county makes access to eyecare easy for our employees.

“The roadshows were an effective and enjoyable way to launch the programme.”