If anyone has any queries in relation to the scheme, please contact the HCONE HR Helpline on 03339998595. Lines are open 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday.
GMB members will be aware that your union has been in constant discussion with HC-ONE
during the COVID19 Crisis.
Many GMB members have been advised to shield by the Government due to health reasons
that put you at risk of COVID 19, When the government announced the Coronavirus Job
Retention Scheme, under which HMRC will protect workers’ wages up to 80% of their usual
pay, to a cap of £2,500 per month.
Originally, HC-One did not qualify for this scheme which meant that they were unable to
offer this to our Colleagues.
GMB has been demanding that Government address the unfairness faced by our Social
care workforce who are in the frontline, We were please that alongside our campaign, Sir
David Behan, John Ransford and David Smith HC-ONE Board members were also in talks
with HMRC and some members of government. HC-One is now able to access this scheme
for the most vulnerable workers, who have been advised to shield. This means that any
Colleague who is in receipt of a letter from the NHS, will be eligible to be placed on furlough
leave and receive 80% of their usual pay. This payment will be made instead of SSP which
was previously payable and will be backdated to when a Colleague commenced their
shielding, up to 1 st March.
The HR team is currently in the process of informing those who are eligible and ensure the
necessary processes are applied.
If anyone has any queries in relation to the scheme, please contact the HCONE HR Helpline
on 03339998595. Lines are open 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday.