New trial a win for workers

Story by Theodor Bruckner

A health-led employment trial is testing a revolutionary type of support service to help people find and stay in work.

Earning a decent living, enjoying work and living a healthy life are things that everyone deserves. Sometimes it’s challenging to get this balance right, and help to do so can be hard to find, but a ground-breaking new research trial is bringing hope.

The Working Win trial, delivered by South Yorkshire Housing Association, is testing an approach that is tailored to meet the needs of the individual. This new method focusses on strengths, skills and aspirations to help people achieve their ambitions whilst maintaining good health.

The trial is for people with a mental and/or physical health condition who are out of work and looking for a job, or in work and struggling. Participants can be aged 18 or over and need to be registered with a GP in South Yorkshire.

In an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield, one of the trial participants, Graham, said:

“Working Win treated me like a person; not as a number, or a problem, or an inconvenience… they gave me my smile back. They gave me my life back. It’s as simple as that.”

There’s still an opportunity for 5,000 more people to sign up. If you want to be part of this ground-breaking trial – or if you know a patient, friend, family member or co-worker who might benefit – please do visit www.workingwin.com or call 0114 290 0218.