Health and Work

The role of the Health and Work Steering Group (HWSG) is to lead on the delivery of a joint strategy on behalf of its ‘parent partnerships'- the Nottinghamshire Employment and Skills Board (NCCESB) and ONE Nottingham (via its theme partnerships- the Working Nottingham Partnership and the Nottingham City Health & Wellbeing Partnership).

 The joint Health and Work strategy aims to:

  • Promote health and well-being in the workplace; and
  • Provide support to people with a health condition to access employment, training and education.

Building on these two key aims, the Health and Work strategy will seek to:

  • Increase the employment rate by reducing the flow of fresh benefit claimants through targeted awareness raising and on-going business engagement. The partnership will aim to promote a culture of early supportive intervention between the employer and their employees, and healthcare professionals - in regards to work and well-being; 

and

  • Develop more innovative, joined up and personalised approaches to meet the needs of long term clients/service users out of work due to a health condition; in particular targeting ill health and:

              - Mental health problems;

          - Drug/Alcohol dependency;

          - Ex-offenders;

          - BME's;

          - Parents with young families; and

          - Learning difficulties

Membership

In order to help focus on the strategic role of the group, the HWSG has a small core membership made up of the partners with direct interest in enabling the successful delivery of the key responsibilities.

Wider involvement is critical however, and a range of service providers, professionals and providers are invited/will be invited at set stages.

The core membership comprises:

Ashfield District Council Economic Development
Jobcentre Plus Nottinghamshire
NHS Nottingham City PCT
NHS Nottinghamshire County (+ representation for NHS Bassetlaw)
Nottingham City Council Adult Support and Health - Community Inclusion
Nottingham City Council Adult Support and Health - Health and Wellbeing
Nottingham City Council Economic Development
Nottinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care and Health
Nottinghamshire County Council Economic Development
Nottinghamshire Employment and Skills Board (NCCESB)
Nottinghamshire NHS Trust Individual Placement Support Programme
Nottinghamshire Probation Trust
ONE Nottingham Commissioning and Business Brokerage





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