Crime Reduction Initiatives Case Study

The Crime Reduction Initiative is a social care and health charity that supports and enables people to change their lives for the better and achieve positive and life-affirming goals.

Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI) are a leading charity supporting vulnerable people facing addiction, homelessness and domestic abuse.

CRI has been serving communities since 1999 and support over 55,000 people across more than 160 locations each year. The charity has over 2,600 employees and provides a benefits scheme to attract and retain the best talent in their field. CRI chose You at Work because they offered the best value for money and maximum benefit for its employees. Being a charity means every penny is best focussed on the people they support and because the You at Work scheme requires less administration it is cheaper and easier to run which means resources can be focussed where they are needed most.

Great Support When You Need It

CRI now has an intuitive platform that is quick to deploy, easy to use and backed up with a reliable support team. Support is available from You at Work via email or over the phone which cuts down CRI’s time to manage the scheme freeing up time to focus on core activities. Julia Sones, Financial Accountant for CRI explains; “You at work offer the support needed to make sure the scheme is used effectively by our employees, whose main focus is the audience it serves. While the scheme is for employees and helps to motivate and retain some of the best in their field, it is also attractive to new employees looking to join CRI.”

Benefits That Match Employees' Lifestyles

The scheme includes child care vouchers, cycle to work, a gourmet food discount card, travel insurance, gym flex, and local discounts. The benefits have been carefully selected to match CRI employees’ lifestyle needs and even includes access to Life Skills where employees can seek advice on managing finances and wellbeing. It also enables CRI to reduce NIC costs and helps employees to get a little extra from their salary. “We listen to our employees and are reviewing the benefits of the scheme on an ongoing basis. CRI employees like the scheme and because the You at Work benefits portal is available online, employees can use it away from the office and bring their family into the benefits selection,” explained Julia.

The scheme allows CRI to give something extra back to its highly-dedicated team and they continually looking for ways to evolve and align the benefits offered with the changing requirements of their workforce.

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"You at work offer the support needed to make sure the scheme is used effectively by our employees, whose main focus is the audience it serves."

Julia Sones, Financial Accountant for CRI