The world of work is changing. From people’s shifting expectations around the flexibility and support work should offer, to the way the internet and technology has reshaped jobs across industries, the nature of work, the workforce and work relationships are transforming.
There’s also a growing number of people in work struggling to meet their outgoings — something projected to only get worse. And for those excluded from the labour market, there are many more barriers to overcome. Where poverty is rising, where the welfare system has not adapted and being in work does not always bring stability to our lives, how can we respond to the changes in the way people work, the way they want to work and ensure people earn what they need to live comfortably?
This is something we’re trying to answer in Camden.
Defining ‘good’ work
In Camden, we believe that stable, good quality work supports people to live a full life. Without this fundamental platform, it’s much harder for individuals, families and communities to thrive. But what do we mean by ‘good’ work?