The Health and Care sector in Hertfordshire and West Essex are backing key workers and local businesses like you!

Our Local Rewards portal connects Health & Care sector key workers with local, independent businesses

Local Rewards is an online portal where local and independent businesses can advertise special offers exclusively for key workers in the Health & Care sectors.

The portal is available for key workers who work within the Hertfordshire and West Essex NHS Trusts. Local Rewards features exclusive offers and discounts from businesses across these areas to provide continued recognition and thanks to all Health & Care sector key workers who have cared for people during the pandemic.

The scheme is about two things:

  • Rewarding key workers for all their efforts to date and motivating them to continue their vital work;
  • Boosting spend at local and independent businesses whose financial underpinnings may not be as strong as larger chains

Our Mission

Connecting the 57,000+ workers and local businesses across Hertfordshire & West Essex together to support for a healthier future for all.

We want local businesses and key workers to continue doing what they do best. We’re here to support you.

This is how it works

How it works



Search for your chosen activity or location to see all available offers



Select your chosen offer to see more information about the business and to generate your code



Then redeem your code in store or online for your chosen offer

If you are a key worker, you’ll be able to use the search feature on the Local Rewards homepage to search for specific activities (such as days out or lunch options) in your preferred town.

This could be the town that you live or work in within Hertfordshire and West Essex or towns that you visit regularly.

Browse the available offers and when you see one that you’re interested in, select the offer to visit the businesses page. From here, you can browse available offers for that specific business and generate a code for your chosen offer. You’ll need to be logged in for the offer code to display so please make sure you’ve registered before trying to generate a code.

Once generated, this code can be used either in store of your chosen business or on their website (if they have one). If you want to hold onto the code for a while, it will automatically be saved onto your profile so you can come back and find the code at any time. Please check the expiry date of the code.

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Rewards for local businesses

  • Free advertising to 57,000+ people
  • Increased footfall in your stores and to your websites
  • Increased presence and brand awareness across the counties
  • Your business will become known for helping and supporting health and care key workers
  • You’ll help steer people towards local and independent businesses across the county, breathing new life into the high street
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Rewards for healthcare key workers

  • Offers and discounts on a variety of things including food, childcare and days out
  • You’ll have special discounts helping your salary go further
  • You’ll get continued recognition for caring for people during the pandemic
  • You’ll be supporting local businesses who might be struggling financially
  • You’ll discover local businesses you might not have heard of before
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  • Who do I contact if I have a general query? Arrow

    If you have a general query please contact us via email on hpft.localrewards@nhs.net. We will aim to get back to you within two working days.
  • Who are the Herts and West Essex Integrated Care System? Arrow

    The Hertfordshire and West Essex integrated care system is a collaboration of all the NHS Trusts and other key Health and Social Care partners that provide services to support the residents of Hertfordshire and West Essex. You can find out more about us on our website Hertfordshire and West Essex Health and Care Academy. The Local Rewards Initiative is being led by Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (HPFT) in collaboration with other Trusts across the local area to support all health and care staff.
  • Who are the partners in this program ? Arrow

    Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System are working with Focus7 International and Yolanda Rugg Consulting to deliver the Local Rewards portal. If you would like to get in touch with any of the partners please contact us on hpft.localrewards@nhs.net.
  • How do Health and Care Staff receive the offers?  Arrow

    Health and Care staff can log in to the Local Rewards website. From here they can search for, favourite and look at all of the offers available to them. They have the option to redeem them now and save them for later. They also have the option to be notified of new offers from their favourited, recent or local retailers to help promote the offers that are available.
  • Why are you doing this now? Arrow

    As a Health and Care sector we recognise the great lengths that local businesses have gone to to support us during the recent Covid-19 pandemic. Without the support, donations and compassion shown by local businesses we could not have faced the continued pressures of the pandemic with such high morale. We believe that now is the time for us to give back. We know that our local businesses are struggling, whether from new restrictions, a lack of cash flow or the ongoing impacts of the last 9 months. The Local Rewards Initiative provides local businesses with the opportunity to advertise for free to over 57,000 local health and care staff, helps encourage staff to shop local to support their communities and helps raise the profile of local businesses across the area. At the same time the provision of offers for Health and Care staff helps them feel rewarded for the life-saving work they do every day, not just during the pandemic.
  • How are offers used? Arrow

    All offers will have different processes of using them, some may be codes to use online or in store, others may just require the presentation of a valid ID badge or card. For each offer, businesses will have detailed how to use their offers on the offer page.
  • What happens if I have an issue redeeming the offer? Arrow

    If you have issues redeeming the offer please contact the business directly. You can find the contact details for each business on the Business Profile Page (which you can access through the offer). Please note that Local Rewards is a portal for advertising these offers and is not responsible for the offers, redemption issues or goods purchased using these offers.
  • What happens if I forget my password? Arrow

    You can reset your password here.