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WorkingWin Joins IEP as Corporate Affiliate Partners

19 July 2019   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Ette
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WorkingWin Joins IEP as Corporate Affiliate Partners

The IEP are delighted to announce that WorkingWin have joined us as Corporate Affiliate Partners.

WorkingWin is a multi-million pound trailblazing health and employment trial which is funded by the Government’s Work and Health Unit and is being delivered in partnership with local NHS partners and South Yorkshire Housing Association,  It was officially launched in Sheffield City Region on Thursday 16 August 2018 by Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, and Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region.

More than 4,000 people have signed up to the Working Win health-led employment trial, which aims to assess the best type of support for those who are out of work, or struggling in employment due to health problems. Sheffield City Region is one of two sites running the research, with the other trial now live in the West Midlands.

Katie Goddard, Work and Wellbeing Manager at WorkingWin said “we are pleased to partner with the IEP, joining together with other Corporate Affiliate Partners to further the Institute’s vision and values which are strongly aligned to our own.”

As a randomised control trial, Working Win aims to test whether a new type of employment support is more effective than existing services. Half the people who sign up are therefore given tailored IPS (Individual Placement and Support) services, while the other half are given support from existing services. This approach aims to discover whether the new support is an improvement on what is currently available

WorkingWin is open to participants who are aged 18 or over, who are registered with a GP in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw and who have a mental and/or physical health condition that they feel is a barrier to moving into employment or remaining in their current role. The trial is voluntary and will not affect the participant’s benefits status.

People can self-refer to the trial or get referred by healthcare professionals. Employers can also join the scheme to receive tailored support in order to improve wellbeing in their workplaces.

Comments...

Heather Ette says...
Posted 22 July 2019
Thanks for your input Kevin, I will pass this on to WorkingWin!
Kevin Moore says...
Posted 22 July 2019
It would be useful to join this scheme up with Twining Enterprise's work in West London to share learning. There are some striking similarities (modified IPS, random control group, etc.) although Twining's programmes are specifically aimed at those with common mental health issues, as opposed to any health condition. Feel free to drop me a line if you'd like to speak to someone there.