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Embedding work and related outcomes into social prescribing

Dr James Chandler, Policy Advisor

Recent years have seen increasing interest from high level policymakers in social prescribing as a means of improving public health and wellbeing generally and specifically as a route to work. Our...

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Workplace health and wellbeing

Melanie Wilkes, Policy Advisor

Last week, I explored trends in sickness absence workplace health and wellbeing at Inside Govt’s ‘Effectively Reducing Sickness Absence’ conference. We all know that workplace health...

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The Future of Wellbeing: reflections from Korea…

Last week, I was delighted to attend the 6th OECD World Forum in Incheon, Korea. The event brought together researchers, policy-makers and business leaders from over 100 countries, including the...

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Celebrating the Fit for Work Coalition’s achievements

After a decade of campaigning, putting health and work on the public policy agenda, the Fit for Work UK Coalition is drawing to a close. The Work Foundation has had the privilege of serving as chair...

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What is ‘good work’ and how do we measure it?

Dr James Chandler, Policy Advisor

In his Review of Modern Working Practices Matthew Taylor argued that “good work for all should be a national priority”. Delivering on this commitment, however, would require – at the very...

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Time to Talk: Are you willing to talk about your mental health at work?

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

People are an organisation’s biggest asset, and the 37 million people that make up the working age population are the greatest economic resource that the UK has. This is why it is important to...

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Helping employers support their working carers

Dr James Chandler, Research & Policy Analyst

Working carers in the UK: the context There are over five million informal carers in the UK and their number has increased 16.5% since 2001. The economic value of their contribution, calculated from...

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Valuing our NHS staff is important now more than ever

Dr Zofia Bajorek, Lead Researcher in HR and Management

I am putting it out there – I love the NHS. I know millions of people across the country do as well.  Having a service that provides free medical treatment - usually of high quality - when we need...

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Good Work: keeping health in the picture

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The health of the working age population and its relationship to good work is a core interest of ours here at the Work Foundation. Health and work are inextricably linked, and we are pleased to see...

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Ensuring the Future of Good Work

Lesley Giles, Director

Today, the much anticipated ‘Good Work’ review on modern working practices was published. We welcome this report, its findings and recommendations, not least for its formal recognition for the...

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