It pays to invest in caring for your people

Health and wellbeing strategies and programmes are fast becoming central to organisational success and are no longer seen as a ‘nice to have’.

As individuals we spend almost a third of our waking time, preparing, going to or being at work and because of the pandemic, the distinction between work and personal life has become blurred.

It’s estimated that poor wellbeing costs UK employers approximately £45bn annually* so it pays to invest resources in creating an environment where people are genuinely cared for.

Our health and wellbeing business, Nugent Santé, is helping many Lancashire organisations implement programmes to ensure their people are looked after. Not just for the sake of boosting profits, but as part of an overarching policy having a commitment to its people. After all where would your organisation be without them?

Employers have a significant role to play in looking after their people, and we help introduce strategies and programmes that do that. However, there are some simple measures you can introduce, such as encouraging physical activity, ensuring people take regular breaks or implementing ‘open door’ policies.

It’s estimated
that poor wellbeing
costs UK employers
£45bn annually*

Communication plays a key role and talking helps. Getting to know your people is a powerful way of making sure they’re happy in the workplace.

This approach is central to how we work at the Santé Group. We regularly engage with our people as it helps us understand their concerns and support them. Our most recent people survey showed the programmes we have in place really help.

As a health and wellbeing business, if we can’t be great at looking after our people, how can we help other businesses get it right too?

For further information about how we can help look after your people, visit

  • *GBD 2017 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators. (2018). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet.
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