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Penwith Housing Association

peopleAbout us:

Penwith Housing Association (PHA) is a non profit making organisation, building, improving and managing affordable housing in Cornwall. We are a member of the Devon & Cornwall Housing Group. We are a social landlord and as such, manage over 8,000 rented homes across Cornwall. We support our communities by providing affordable housing, working closely with residents, councils and funding agencies to make a difference to homes, places and lives – our vision is Better Homes, Better Places, Better Lives.


Recent Health & Wellbeing activities on offer:

Having achieved a Silver Healthy Workplace Award last year, we decided to up our game and go for gold in 2012!!

A range of activities were arranged throughout the year including:

  •  Weight Matters Group
  •  Walk to Work Week
  • Sun safe sessions
  • Free eye tests and flu jabs for staff
  • Stress Awareness week (Taster sessions for Flabulous whole vibration training, Zumba class,massage, Healthy lunch workshop)
  • PHA team entered in the Beach Olympics
  • Pedometer Challenge

The staff at PHA have worked very hard in the last year to improve on last year’s Silver Award and their efforts have been rewarded with this fantastic achievement.

- Andy Moore, Chief Executive
Low Back Pain

LBP appears in all age groups, however is most prevalent in working age, followed by retired and then the under20s. A Large portion of LBP cases will have pain for over 12 months and be out of work for over 6 months. This has a huge strain on employer, Governemnt and NHS costs  

Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace

In the United Kingdom during 2013–2014 an estimated 1.2 million people who worked during the last
year were suffering from an illness (long-standing as well as new cases) they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work. Half a million of these appear to be new conditions which started during the year. 


Health, wellbeing and productivity in the workplace
A Britain’s Healthiest Company summary report
Marco Hafner, Christian van Stolk, Catherine Saunders, Joachim Krapels and Ben Baruch

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