Healthier Working Lives and Ageing for Workers in The Care Sector: Developing Careers, Enhancing Continuity, Promoting Wellbeing

  • Kettley, Sarah (Co-investigator)
  • Soares, Luis (Researcher)
  • Lewis, Sue (Co-investigator)
  • McKie, Linda (Principal Investigator)
  • Deane, Caroline (Co-investigator)
  • Chan, Stella (Researcher)
  • Zenz, Bettina (Researcher)

Project Details


The Innovate UK-funded, University of Edinburgh-led Healthier Working Lives programme assesses the challenges and opportunities for the over-50s care workforce.

Our ambitions 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.

Key dimensions of the care sector are in crisis and it has never been more crucial to encourage professional, respected and confident workers along with workforce planning and support. Critically, from its inception the programme aims to transform aspects of the care sector though co-production with care workers. This will stimulate intrapreneurship to generate innovative products and services that have impact at scale. It is our ambition that the legacy of the programme will be sustained well beyond the lifetime of this work .

Healthier Working Lives for the care workforce runs for three years from March 2021 to March 2024 and the Univerity of Edinburgh is partnering with Codebase, Creative Venue, Legal and General, Scottish Care and the University of Reading.
Short titleHealthier Working Lives
Effective start/end date1/03/2129/02/24


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