Fit For Work
Fit For Work
RCSs Fit for Work Service has been announced as a finalist in the 2015 RegioStars Awards, which honour Europes most inspirational and innovative regional projects. The RegioStars Awards Jury singled out 17 finalists from 143 projects supported by EU cohesion policy funds on the basis of four key criteria: innovation, impact, sustainability and partnership. RCS representatives will be attending a ceremony in Brussels in October to collect an award certificate and to hear which 4 projects have been selected as the overall winners. RCSs Fit for Work Service has been honoured for the positive impact it has had on the lives of over 1600 employees with work-limiting health conditions, by acting as the missing link between employees, businesses and family doctors and providing timely interventions to prevent a slide into worklessness.
RCS is currently working with Welsh Government to secure European funding for a new in-work support service to succeed Fit for Work North Wales. The proposed new service will provide support to employees who are on sick leave as a result of a mild to moderate health condition, or who are still in work but whose health condition is affecting their ability to work productively.
The service will complement DWPs newly established Fit for Work Service, which offers telephone based occupational health support to sickness absentees.