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2017_HLSCWellatWork.pngHealth and wellbeing at work

Feeling well, living well, working well

There are 1.8 million people living in Lancashire and South Cumbria, the majority of our employees are part of this population. As a population we face many challenges which are familiar to most parts of the UK, including challenges with funding and capacity. However, within Lancashire and South Cumbria life expectancy can differ by 20 years depending on which area you live in. This has an impact on our workforce and our employees’ health.

As employers it is important we are aware of the health inequalities which exist in our population and to raise awareness and work towards improving outcomes. Making our workplaces supportive, enabling people to help themselves, growing our economy and being productive and well is why we are working together.

There is a lot of excellent work going on across our geography. We're taking our first small steps in sharing and learning and making changes together to be well@work across Lancashire and South Cumbria

Event follow ups

Below you can find information about workforce events which have taken place, including agendas and presentations from speakers.

Work well, live well - Monday March 2019

On Monday 4 March 2019, Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS, in partnership with Lancashire County Council held a workforce event looking at reducing Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, such as osteoarthritis hip and knee, back pain and neck pain which all have negative impact on the health of the population and the efficieny of our workforce.

In 2014/15, 9.5m working days were lost due to work related MSK conditions, an average of 17 days lost per person living with the condition. This represents 40% of all days lost due to work-related ill–health, and 33% of long-term sickness absence in England is due to MSK conditions.

Versus Arthritus, a British Charity, prevalence of MSK in the workforce is predicted to rise with 40% of the working age population being thought to have a Long term condition.

The event aimed to:

  • Raise awareness of the collective talent and energy of Lancashire's workplaces in their efforts to improve employee wellbeing 

  • Understand that by sharing approaches and joining up in our efforts, we may be able to learn and keep improving.

From the day

You can view the agenda here




Well@Work - 18th June 2018

On Monday 18th June 2018, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria, in partnership with Lancashire County Council held the first Well@WorkLSC workforce event. Taking place at County Hall, Preston the event brought together professionals from across Lancashire and South Cumbria to look at how we can create a sustainable work force which is well now and for the future.

On this page you will find information from the day including speaker's biographies, stallholder details, delegate list, thought wall feedback, workshop notes, quotes from our speakers and other useful information that we didn't get time to share with you on the day.