Social Value & Well-Being
This theme is about supporting physical and mental health in the workforce, and collaborating with users and communities in the co-design and delivery of the contract to support strong, integrated communities.
Granby and well-being
Granby is an SME that employs local people and partners with other local businesses as well as national and international players. As a people-focused 3PL business that operates within a community ranked poorly on the deprivation index, we recognise that we’re well-placed to influence positive change for everyone.
The general requirements of this Social Value theme are:
- Improve health and well-being
- Support health and well-being in the workforce
- Influence support for health and well-being
- Improve community integration
- Collaborate in co-design and delivery
- Influence to support strong, integrated communities
Snap insights 2021-22
‘Staying healthy and being happy at work’, a publication produced for Thriving at Work – a review of mental health and employers (UK Government), sets out how employers can make a difference – and why they should care.
- 300,000 people with a long-term mental health condition lose their job every year – more than for people who have a physical health condition.
- Around 15% of people in work have an existing mental health condition.
- Poor mental health costs the UK from £73-£97 billion each year.
Well-being data for the UK
The most recent well-being data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covers the first year of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, so a drop in the ‘national mood’ isn’t surprising. However, it should also be noted that data had already registered a decline in the wellness of the nation from 2019 (see Figure 1).
Mental health statistics in Blackburn and Lancashire
In Lancashire and Blackburn, where Granby’s 3PL business is based, the personal and economic toll is worse than other areas of the UK. Information published by Lancashire County Council from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2020/21 shows that:
- In the Lancashire-12 area, 149,611 adults have a confirmed diagnosis of depression, accounting for 15.0% of the total 18+ registered population (England: 12.3%).
- In Blackburn with Darwen (21,420 / 15.7%) the prevalence of QOF-recorded adult depression is above the England average.
- In the Lancashire-12 area (2020/2021), 12,915 persons (all ages) have a diagnosis of severe mental illness: 1.03% of the total registered population (England: 0.95%).
- In Blackburn with Darwen (2,231 / 1.24%) the prevalence of recorded severe mental illness is above the England average.
1. Improve health and well-being
Granby is creating an open and compassionate culture, monitoring well-being indicators, investing in training, and adopting proven best practice frameworks to support our efforts.
We also launched an Employee Assistance Programme in 2022 to support our colleagues and their families personally and professionally.
2. Improve community integration
In the course of the projects we deliver for our clients, we have the opportunity to collaborate with users and communities, and also influence the entire supply chain.
The aim of this is to benefit the well-being of entire communities – strong, integrated communities where everyone and every business can thrive.
How we measure our impact on well-being
We collate, analyse and report on our HR data – qualitative and quantitative – to measure our impact on health and well-being:
- Percentage of all companies in the supply chain under the contract to have implemented measures to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of employees.
- Percentage and number of all companies in the supply chain under the contract to have implemented the 6 standards in the Mental Health at Work commitment. This includes promoting an open culture around mental health and prioritising mental health in the workplace.
- Percentage and number of all companies in the supply chain under the contract to have implemented the mental health enhanced standards, for companies with more than 500 employees, in Thriving at Work. This is an independent review of mental health and employers, on behalf of the government.
- Number of people-hours spent supporting local community integration, such as volunteering and other community-led initiatives, under the contract.