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the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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Improving health and wellbeing outcomes in our communities

Taking steps to improve health in the workplace

   Councils  

Gateshead Council

As part of Gateshead Council’s achievement of the North East Better Health at Work Award (NEBHAWA) in January 2018, all employees were invited to take part in a Health Needs Assessment survey.  The outcomes of the survey are being used to focus on health initiatives around the priorities identified.  These include: losing weight; reducing stress levels; increasing physical activity; improving sleep; getting a better work-life balance and reducing back pain.  The council is also working in on a joint project with Unison to reduce work-related stress; improve wellbeing; and, reduce levels of stress-related sickness absence.