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Multiple long-term conditions

Employer Health Innovation Fund programme launched with Design Council

16 August 2021
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We're supporting employers in South London to trial new ways to support the health of their staff.

What is the Employer Health Innovation Fund programme?

We are supporting a two-year Employer Health Innovation Fund programme, run by Design Council. The programme will see six employers across Lambeth and Southwark trial new ways to support the health of staff living with long-term health conditions.

The programme will encourage employers to think beyond traditional health and wellbeing interventions. Participants will work with Design Council’s trained innovators through 2021. Together they will take forward their bright ideas to create a healthier, happier and safer workplace. As part of the programme, employers will receive a share of £1 million to develop their intervention and inspire others to adopt new approaches to protecting the health and wellbeing of employees.

The programme participants are:

  • Transport for London (TFL)
  • TFL Bus operators (Abellio, Arriva, Go Ahead London, HTC, Metroline, RATP Dev, Stagecoach, Sullivan Buses, Tower Transit, Uno Buses)
  • James Glancy Design
  • XeroE
  • Excellerate Cleaning Services
  • Southside Rehabilitation Association
  • Station to Station Business Improvement District

There are so many benefits to investing in the health and wellbeing of employees. Not only does it make for a happier, safer, healthier workforce – it also leads to better business outcomes.

Cat Drew Chief Design Officer at Design Council

Outcomes of the programme

The employers will explore, and respond to, key issues that affect employee health and wellbeing – such as pay, working hours and patterns, sick pay and work environments.

Cat Drew, Chief Design Officer at Design Council, said: “We are hugely impressed by the ideas presented by our programme participants, and can’t wait to get started. Increased productivity, improved retention rates and reduced sickness, are just some of the benefits that employers get in return. I look forward to sharing their progress and inspiring others employers across the UK.

The circumstances of people’s work, income and finances impact significantly on their health – for good or bad. Because of this, we’re proud to partner with the Design Council and work with employers across our home in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark to find new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of staff at risk.

Rohan Martyres Programme Director for our multiple long-term conditions programme
Rohan Martyres

Interested in our work on multiple long-term conditions?

Get in touch with our Programme Director, Rohan Martyres, to share your ideas.

Contact Rohan