Health and Wellbeing of Carers

Carolyn Barkin, Director of Delivery at Simplyhealth

Currently in the UK, 3 million1 people combine caring for a loved one with paid work. That’s around one in nine workers in the UK with caring responsibilities; amongst employees 50 and over, it...

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How do we address the “large and enduring” disability employment gap?

Dr James Chandler, Research and Policy Analyst

The disability employment gap (DEG) is large and enduring. Depending on how you measure it, it ranges between 30 and 40 per cent (around 48% of disabled people are in employment compared to 80% of the...

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Commentary on the labour market statistics for Sept to Nov 2016

Dr Vincent O'Sullivan, Lecturer in Economics at Lancaster University

The labour market statistics for Sept to Nov 2016 show a fall in unemployment (now 4.8%), but does this figure accurately represent the number of unemployed people in the UK? The latest labour market...

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Fairness and Practicalities

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

What is fairness? A report published jointly by the Work Foundation and CIPD in 2013 noted that “trying to unravel what fairness is or thinking of ways to better manage it takes us into a...

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Complexities and Challenges: Working with multiple health conditions

Helen Sheldon, Researcher

Our Parliamentary launch of this report could hardly have been better timed to inform the Government’s consultation on its Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability.  Hosted by Lord McKenzie of...

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Why we champion Early Intervention for musculoskeletal conditions

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

The impact of musculoskeletal conditions (MSKs) on people can be significant.  Conditions that affect mobility and dexterity prevent people from doing what they want and need to do.  Some MSKs are...

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Health, disability and work; adapting to change in 2017

Cicely Dudley, Research and Policy Analyst

As we begin 2017, change is the only constant seen across the political world. But whilst the news may be dominated by the Brexit process and a certain presidential transition, it doesn’t mean that...

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Transforming a vision into reality at the ASBAR World Forum

Dr Cathy Garner FSS FRSA, Director of Partnerships

As with most things in life - timing is everything. So it was recently when I attended the ASBAR World Forum in Saudi Arabia. Like other Gulf States, Saudi is looking to move from a “rentier”...

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2017 – The year to change the way we work?

Lesley Giles, Director

As we set down our champagne glasses from welcoming in 2017, should we think of our glass as half empty or half full when we think about the future of work? On the one hand, the glass is half empty...

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