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Healthier Working Lives ;

Healthier working lives for the care workforce insights

The Healthier working lives team is acting to tackle a crisis facing care workers and organisations. The adult social care sector is at a tipping point. A recurring set of issues have been rendered more intense by COVID and Brexit regulations. Demoralised experienced professionals are leaving in droves, many employees are chronically underpaid and business models are broken. The crisis is reflected in unusually high levels of workforce turnover and vacancy rates.

Healthier working lives is tackling head on the need for significant practical change in the care sector at the sharp end of service delivery. The primary goal is to generate and support ideas, through the co-design and adoption of innovative products and services that address challenges in the recruitment, retention and the health and well-being of older workers, particularly in the growing residential and retirement village care sectors.

The aims of the Healthier working lives programme are to:

  • identify ways to promote healthier working lives and ageing for older care workers – developing their careers, enhancing user continuity and promoting everyone’s wellbeing.
  • transform aspects of the care sector workforce experience and culture – making their services more agile, innovative and accessible.
  • attract and encourage professional, respected and confident workers and improve workforce planning and support.

If you are an innovator, business leader or entrepreneur working, or seeking to become involved with the care sector, join the Healthier working lives campaign through our registration form or contact