Fit For Work
Fit For Work
The Fit for Work Service offers personalised, back to work support for employees suffering with a mild to moderate health condition and who are in the early stages of sickness absence. We can also support the self employed and employees from SMEs (private businesses employing fewer than 250), who are still in work but who are struggling with a mild to moderate health condition that is having an impact upon their ability to work.
The Service has been running since May 2010. We now offer support for those living or working in the counties of Conwy & Denbighshire and from September 2013 we are able to support people living or working in the Bangor area.
We take referrals in from GPs, other health professionals, employers and self referrals.
Our professional team of Case Managers spend time with the clients to fully explore the issues impacting upon their ability to work. We are able to refer to physiotherapy, face to face counselling or other talking therapies and our clients can normally be seen by a physiotherapist or counsellor/ talking therapist within 5 working days. We can signpost to other services which may be of help with matters such as relationship, drug and alcohol, debt, housing and employment mediation. If appropriate, the Case Managers can also liaise with employers to discuss such matters as a phased return to work, amended hours or duties, or workplace adjustments.
We are funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, so there is no cost to employers or employees.
The Service also provides help and advice for employers who may have staff on sickness absence, or who are looking to develop their workplace health practices. We can help employers to access information on a wide range of tools available to support health and wellbeing in the workplace, as well as running free monthly workshops on a wide range of health and well-being subjects.
You can be referred to the Fit for Work Service by your GP, a health professional or your employer, or you can refer yourself. You could also drop in to talk to our Case Managers at the West Rhyl Primary Care Centre.