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Healthier working lives for the care workforce insights

The Healthier Working Lives programme is tackling head on the need for significant practical change in the care sector at the sharp end of service delivery.

On our insights page, we share ongoing projects by our research team and their experiences in the field, and spotlight our Care Trailblazers - entrepreneurs and innovators participating in the Healthier Working Lives programme that are helping to shape and tackle issues in the sector.

About the Healthier Working Lives programme

Our 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.

What next for care work? A symposium on futures

28 February 2024 17:30 to 20:30 - Bush House, Strand Campus, London

Our programme has been on a three-year mission to understand care workforce innovation challenges and has gained valuable insights, IP and propositions ready to share with the care sector to make an impact.

Join us to examine what next for the care workforce, with experts from care, innovation, enterprise and policy, who will share their views on the future of one of the UK’s most valuable sectors.

There are a limited number of tickets available. Please sign-up as soon as possible.

Get in touch

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

Follow our Facebook page where you can chat with us directly as well as keep up to date with the latest insights from Care Sector research, and activities from the programme.