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Figure shows progress as of March 2020, three years into a five-year plan. (Five-year target of 60)
MSP were introduced to the North West lead for Health and Wellbeing at the Department of Work and Pensions, providing the opportunity to see how we could potentially work with the Jobcentre Plus workforce, in Merseyside. Discussions around using physical activity to bring staff, improve morale, enhance team working and reduce absenteeism led to us trialling recruitment, development and deployment of Volunteer Workplace Activity Champions with them.
The NHS Games started in 2011 to encourage NHS employees to come together in a series of fun and friendly inter-trust sport competitions. However, in 2015 the future of the NHS Games looked uncertain and there was talk of shelving it. So, MSP was pleased to get the chance to step in and see what we could do to revitalise the event and ensure that the great work that had been done to get it started wasn’t lost.
Figure shows progress as of March 2020, three years into an ambitious five-year plan. (Five-year target of 12,500)
A strong and diverse local economy that provides jobs and generates wealth is one of the key building blocks of a stable community.
There’s a total of 972,400 working-age adults across the Liverpool City Region (LCR)1, of which 717,800 are economically active2. Between them, over 3 million sick days are taken each year on average, equating to over £355 million of productivity lost from the Liverpool City Region yearly.3
By using the power of sport and physical activity, moral can be improved, staff turnover can be lowered and productivity boosted. We have had as many as 45% of companies engaged, reporting reduced absenteeism as a direct result of getting their staff active4. Absenteeism reduces by 20% as a direct result of activity, resulting in an average of 27% fewer sick days being taken by active staff, benefitting the economy by £34 for every £1 invested in staff health and wellbeing.5