Livewell Southwest celebrates Wellbeing at Work success

26th October 2017

Livewell Southwest, the Plymouth-based community interest company which provides community health and social care services, is inviting local businesses to a Wellbeing at Work Forum next month.

The event will include presentations and advice on how employers can support the health and wellbeing of their workforce, leading to positive effects on the wider business or organisation.

The forum is on Wednesday, 8 November, 9am -12.30pm at Plymouth Guildhall and during the morning four Plymouth-based organisations will be awarded Wellbeing at Work Charter status. This is a national award for employers who evidence commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Participating organisations say the benefits of embedding a health and wellbeing culture include:

• reduced absence
• increased productivity and saved costs
• support for staff going through change and restructure
• enhanced staff resilience, health and wellbeing
• increased staff engagement and motivation

Receiving the charter will be: Express Diagnostics, which provides cardiac and audiology test services to hospitals, the Valuation Office Agency, which provides valuations for council tax, Plymouth County Council and Livewell Southwest.

Alison Rowntree, Livewell Southwest health improvement manager, said: “The Workplace Wellbeing Charter is now widely recognised as the business standard for employee health, safety and wellbeing across England.

“It is supported by Public Health England and it helps employers to maximise staff potential by making small changes that have large impacts.

“The Wellbeing team at Livewell Southwest works with employers who want to work towards charter status, with lots of resources and support. It’s really rewarding to see employers making that commitment and taking steps to improve staff wellbeing.” 

Organisations who wish to work towards the Workplace Wellbeing Charter should get in touch at

To register for the event, please go to