Let’s join the campaign and create more Good Work

Lesley Giles, Director

The policy world may have taken a pause, with the calling of a snap election, but our work advancing the importance and value of good work must press ahead as nothing in the modern global economy ever...

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Working with HIV – report preview

Helen Sheldon, Researcher

Since Autumn 2016 the Work Foundation has been undertaking a piece of research to assess the impact of HIV on working lives in the UK. This extends our previous study on the economic costs associated...

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Early intervention: a solution for managing musculoskeletal conditions?

Dr James Chandler, Researcher

Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions comprise a wide range of conditions that affect the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissues; they include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing...

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It’s time for EAPs to realise their full potential

Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing at the Bank Workers Charity

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are now a familiar feature of the workplace landscape in the UK, with most large organisations offering them on a confidential basis to their employees. Their...

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2017 Spring Budget commentary

Professor Geraint Johnes, Director of Research

Productivity is the centrepiece of the Budget, with several specific infrastructure projects being allocated funding from the £23 billion fund previously announced in the Autumn Statement. The new...

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What do we mean by ‘work as a health outcome’?

Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead

The quality of work is important. This is as true in terms of productivity and job satisfaction as it is in terms of health. There is a considerable body of research demonstrating how work contributes...

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Social prescribing; can it boost employment chances?

Cicely Dudley, Research and Policy Analyst

There is a growing recognition among UK policymakers that a person’s health is not simply determined by their medical status. Fulfilment of social, emotional and practical needs also play a role in...

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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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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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