Epping Forest District Council caters for residents, businesses and visitors to the district – a 94% green belt area that is minutes away from Epping Forest, Lee Valley Park, Stansted Airport and the Olympic White Water Centre, to name a few. Alongside operating depots, sports and leisure centres, housing schemes and hostels, the Council punches above its weight by empowering individuals, promoting community self-care, working in collaboration with likeminded partners – to remove barriers and achieve together – and tackle inequalities through active engagement. It has also signed up to the Epping Forest Business Charter to continually make vital and sustainable improvements to the district. Dedicated to enhancing inclusivity and accessibility provision within the locality, the Council launched its Livewell Campaign in 2018 – a decade-long initiative to challenge how the district can decrease child poverty and unemployment, improve life expectancy, mental health and more. As a major employer – and with almost 600 employees working directly or through contracted services – the Council’s people team specifically has a laser-beam focus on how its highly skilled and forward-thinking workforce can help to further enhance wellbeing, company culture, and learning and development.