A new Government-funded project to help people with common physical health problems or mental health issues to get into or stay in work is now being trialled in the Sheffield area.
The project – Working Win – has been implemented by the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS). The ICS has described it as ‘fitting exactly’ with its plan to focus on factors that affect health such as education, employment and housing to not only improve the health, wellbeing and life choices of every person in the region but also to deliver a more financially sustainable health and care system for the future.
In addition, the ICS’ mental health and learning disability workstream has identified employment support as one of its six priority areas for 2018/19, recognising the significant value of paid work in mental health recovery for individuals as well as the consequent reduction in reliance on health services.
More information about the scheme is available on the following websites: