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Louise from Norfolk cleans up in our Lockdown Legend challenge!

Congratulations to Louise from Fleggburgh in Norfolk for becoming our second Lockdown Legend! Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. It’s tough, choosing a winner from all the stories we receive. But this week we are awarding the Lockdown…
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1,000 acts of kindness

Two weeks ago we launched four new activities for our app users, to help them stay motivated and engaged during this difficult period. One of those was to answer the question, ‘what have you done today to be kind or connect with others?’ On Monday evening we had our thousandth response to that question alone.…
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Frontline Nurse, Kramie is our first Lockdown Legend!

Each week, we are choosing a Lockdown Legend – someone from our app’s user community with an inspiring story of coping during the coronavirus lockdown. At the end of its first week, we had our first winner: Kramie Moon. Kramie’s story is a humbling one. It’s a wake-up-call to the pressure our doctors and nurses are under…
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We asked our app users how they’re coping – the replies are truly inspiring

At the end of last week, we launched some new activities for our app users during this extraordinary time. These encouraged acts of kindness, home exercise, new experiences and story sharing. That was on Friday. By Monday morning, more than 700 activities had been recorded already; that figure has now passed 1,300 and continues to climb.…
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Change can be better

The UK Government has introduced strict new measures to ensure as many people as possible stay safe and well during the coronavirus outbreak. The frontline support led by the NHS highlights the true spirit of the nation at this time. We’re all being asked to change our behaviour now, to protect everyone in light of…
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COVID-19 will reshape society

The balance between office and home working will change permanently. The importance of CO2 will become a known reality. The Earth is already healing itself – early reports in Venice of clear canals, visible fish, white swans and even dolphins! Over the next few months, examples like this will be positive items of daily news.…
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How to keep employees motivated and engaged when they’re working from home

Many companies are finding themselves suddenly with a remote workforce. A lot of employees now find themselves working from home – many for the first time – and need support, management and guidance. At a time like this, your company’s employee engagement policy becomes a vital tool in maintaining health, welfare and productivity. Because a…
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Making home working work for your business

We all find ourselves in unprecedented circumstances. In line with the latest Government advice, more and more of us are working from home. For many people this might be the first time, particularly of being home-based for a sustained period of time. For managers it may be a cause for concern – simply because it’s…
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Getting people out of cars is key to meeting net zero, says new report

A new report from the thinktank Green Alliance highlights the need for more to be done at a national level to curb demand for transport

Workplaces are Wrapping Up and Getting Out in Norfolk!

As part of Pushing Ahead Norfolk we’ve launched a new winter workplace challenge to help motivate people to stay active. In the first few days alone, over 500 people from over 70 different workplaces have jumped on board.