June 19th, 2018
We are working closely with the Greater Manchester Neuro-Rehabilitation Operationally Delivery Network to continue to improve support for people returning to work.
Following a training programme for NHS inpatient and community teams last year, the networks have teamed up with the Department of Work and Pensions to help upskill their job centre staff in dealing with people with neurological conditions.
Two training events will be delivered that focus on:
- helping to understand the conditions and their impacts
- hearing from patients experiences
- considering how job centres can better support people and work more closely with NHS teams in future
The session was led by Occupational Therapists Wendy and Rachel from two local community teams and featured stories from Lucy (pictured right), Kat and Gavin, who have all returned to work after a brain injury.
A further session will be run on the 27th October, with plans to develop an online training package as well as more future events.
It is hoped that closer working between job centres and community teams will ensure a better experience and outcome for those living with a neurological condition.