Working well: - Delivering better health outcomes for hidden workers
8 December 2022
It’s surely important for all about the impact of the very long hours they of us to reflect on the lives of the people who make work and the conditions under which they carry up this hidden workforce – upon whom the majority out their duties; on their physical and mental of the population relies for essential services - to health, plus on the relationships they have with ensure that we not only be. [...] The keynote speaker • Experiencing poor physical health inequalities in social and economic conditions of businesses working to promote the health was Sir Michael Marmot of the UCL Institute of • Living with long term conditions before the pandemic contributed to the high and and wellbeing of their workforce including Health Equity (IHE) and author of Fair Society, • Diagnosed with serious illness. [...] and the ability to make a difference and, now The people who were interviewed and more than ever, have a moral responsibility to responded to the survey, spoke about act as agents of and advocates for change. [...] All anti-social hours on them tended to work the longest hours and the research and 23 structured interviews were quotes are anonymous, and in the case studies, also, particularly in the case of the women we conducted, some face-to-face and some remote. [...] She speaks English reasonably previous experience, she worries that she am moving all the time at work.” Many of the people we spoke to said that they well and is fluent in her native language and will not be able to cope with the physical and enjoyed work and that going to work had a three further European languages.