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About HASSRA – Who are we?

HASSRA is a lively and successful sports and leisure association open to current and former staff working for the Department of Health, Department for Work & Pensions, the Food Standards Agency and associated executive agencies and public bodies. Membership is also available to private contractors working on Departmental business and former staff of any qualifying employer.

Formed in 1935, HASSRA has traditionally served government departments concerned with health and social security, becoming the Health and Social Security Recreational Association in 1969, but now simply known as HASSRA.

We offer a vast array of sporting, recreational and cultural activities, as well as a valuable package of discounts and membership benefits. And with 12 affiliated regional associations and hundreds of local clubs and societies, HASSRA has something for everyone.


HASSRA is the only official organisation specifically approved to fulfil this function and enjoys management support at every level including Sir Robert Devereux KCB (Department for Work and Pensions Permanent Secretary) and Chris Wormald (Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health).

60,000 members can’t be wrong, so why not join us!