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Help people with health conditions into work

Help people with health conditions into work

Prescribe Thrive into Work

79% of Thrive into Work patients who got a job stated they were better able to manage their health condition

What is Thrive into Work?

Thrive into Work helps people with health conditions into work.

We are proud to support GP practices in Dudley, Walsall, Birmingham, Coventry, Rugby,

Sandwell, Solihull and Wolverhampton with improving the well-being of their patients

through job placement services.

Patients referred to the Thrive into Work programme will receive:

  • One-to-one support to suit your patients needs and employment goals
  • Advice on benefits to find out if being in work could increase your patients income
  • Help with finding your patient a job if they are not currently in paid employment
  • Help with retaining a job, or looking for alternative employment, if your patient is off sick
  • Continued support once they have started in a job
  • Help talking to their employer about their needs at work
  • Regular and ongoing support online or by phone

How does being in meaningful employment improve health and wellbeing?

  • Thrive into Work offers a unique approach to employment support, by empowering people living with health conditions to find suitable and satisfying work.

  • Research suggests that being in regular work has positive effects for a person's health. If your patient has a health condition, being in work can help them regain confidence, independence and sense of purpose.

  • In Fact, 55% of Thrive into Work patients who got a job became less reliant on primary care services.

    Learn more in our informational animation:

What kind of patients should I refer to this service?

You should consider referring a patient to Thrive into Work if they are:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Are currently out of work, or at risk of leaving work due to sickness
  • Have problems finding work, or staying in a job, because of their health. This can be their physical health or their mental health
  • You are a GP in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Rugby, Walsall or Wolverhampton

Our specialist pathway can provide support if they have:

  • A learning disability or difficulty
  • A neurodevelopment disorder, for example ADHD, autism

Or they are:

  • Receiving support via a Community Sentence Treatment Requirement order
  • Receiving support from a Liaison and Diversion service
  • At risk of losing their home or living in unstable accommodation

How can I refer a patient into Thrive into Work?

Referring a patient is quick and easy. Simply fill out our online form here.

Or, for more information download our informational PDF for GPs below.

Download our informational PDF for GPs

Patient success stories

Thrive into Work conducted a trial in 2020 whereby we were able to place 600 people into new job roles. Without the programme, many of these people would have been signed off on long term sick leave.

But don't just take our word for it, see our testimonials:

"I now have a clear idea of where my career is heading whereas I didn't before, which is a massive thing for me."

"Thrive into Work service has had a massive impact on my health and wellbeing. It’s amazing. I used to think I wasn't worthy but now I know I am.”

"I struggled with my mental health, but Thrive into Work has had a positive impact on my wellbeing. I now have a good work/life balance and my confidence has been boosted."

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