The Impact of Thriving at Work – Connecting The Dots Between Diversity and Inclusion

The Impact of Thriving at Work – Connecting The Dots Between Diversity and Inclusion


In June 2023, we said goodbye to our Thriving at Work (TAW) programme, a partnership programme which spanned more than two years and supported over eight hundred individuals in their journeys towards workplace wellbeing.

Our partnership vision centred on creating more robust policies and practices surrounding diversity and inclusion, offered via a series of training sessions; 121 diagnostic SME (small medium enterprise) business support, and one on one Workplace Support for those navigating employment as a neurodiverse or disabled individual, or an individual experiencing mental health challenges.

Since programme closure, Emma Lyons (former TAW Programme Manager) and the team, have been hard at work evaluating project successes and participant testimonials, and we’re delighted to share some of our key findings with you across our TAW impact report:

  • 218 participants went on to achieve qualifications (and as a result, further workplace opportunities)
  • Over 92.4% of participants who received 121 Workplace Support have remained in employment following support, and 81% of those who completed an exit questionnaire, have experienced marked differences in their wellbeing scores
  • 58 women to date have seen an ‘improved labour market status’
  • 40 SMEs were engaged and encouraged to think more inclusively

 Inspired by our collaboration with Research Retold across our organisational impact report, we’ve created our own impact report walking you through the programme, our partnership, and our performance, tied in with a few of our most impactful case-studies.

Give it a read or download the Thriving at Work Impact Report by clicking here, and visit our TAW programme page here.

Laura Sandiford

Post by Laura Sandiford

Impact Coordinator

A keen storyteller, collaborator and engagement enthusiast, Laura works alongside Hannah as the Impact Coordinator, where she measures and highlights the impact of Better Connect across its business, programmes, and partnerships. She does so by working with a range of people to gather information and stories, which she then translates into engaging content across Better Connect’s channels.

Building relationships and networks is a large part of Laura’s role, alongside ensuring the ‘’Better Connect story’’ is woven throughout all communications.

Laura’s favourite part of the role is connecting with the faces behind the case studies and giving voice to their experiences.

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