With less than half (48%) of disabled people in employment compared to 80% of the non-disabled population, this Green Paper from the Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions sets out a wide range of measures to support disabled people and those with long-term health conditions back to work.
In our response, while we recognise the importance of good health for work, we argued that good work is also vital for good health and that the government has a responsibility to create environments, both in the workplace and in our wider physical environment, that support everyone’s opportunities for a healthy life in the UK. Our view is that the government should adopt a ‘health in all policies’ approach, mobilising the widest possible government resources to address the inter-related social determinants of health, including work.
We also outlined the importance of moving beyond traditional research and evaluation methodologies to facilitate a better understanding of interventions relating to work and health that operate in a complex system. We therefore urged the government to facilitate the use of novel approaches to data and data linkage, which can provide better understanding of the relationships between work and health.
You might also like...
Find out more about our work with the Frameworks Institute to help people think differently about health.
Health Foundation response to launch of new long term plan for the NHS in England
Health Foundation response to Prime Minister’s announcement of NHS long term plan.
Health Foundation @HealthFdn
The number of people aged 65+ living alone is set to increase by over 50% in the next 25 years. In our blog, Prin… https://t.co/XYmB4WXDuQFollow us on Twitter
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the Health Foundation has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q Community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more