Work after a Stroke. Quality marker 16 of the National Stroke Strategy, Return to Work, says, 'People who have had a stroke and their carers are enabled to participate in paid, supported and voluntary employment'.
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Quality marker 16 of the National Stroke Strategy, Return to Work, says, 'People who have had a stroke and their carers areenabled to participate in paid, supported and voluntary employment'.
‘Studies show that work is good for physical and mental health. The inter-relationship between health, work and well-being was recognised by the Commissioning Framework for Well-being. The workplace allows people both economic benefits and valuable social relationships. Many workplaces could offer simple, reasonable adjustments to enable people who have had a stroke to return to work, and are required to do so under the Disability and Discrimination Act 1995'(page 47, National Stroke Strategy, 2007)
Advice to stay off work is a major clinical intervention with potentially serious long-term consequences
Disability following stroke can often be accommodated at work with appropriate adjustments and support
Planning and supporting return to work are important parts of clinical management
(‘Advising Patients about Work’, TSO 2007)
A person does not need to be ready to get a job, return to work or be 100% fit to access support. You can benefit from support at a very early stage
Finding out about work will not affect benefit entitlement
You will be supported to work at your own pace and not be pressured into taking a job or returning to work
Discuss local services available
If you consent, the service will be contacted to arrange referral
If you prefer to self-refer, you will be provided with contact details of service
The service will follow up with you if possible to discuss outcome of referral
The service will be prepared to speak to employer if you consent
CHP South - 0141 585 8252
CHP Northwest - 0141 949 4949
CHP Northeast - 0141 781 4020
Access to Work might pay towards a support worker, equipment for work, cost of commuting etc www.direct.gov.uk
Connect to Work – help to develop skills, 0141 248 2864
Department for Work and Pensions Work Choice supporting disabled people in employment, www.dwp.gov.uk
Momentum provide opportunities for people with disabilities resume work, 0141 419 5299
Workability provide training, IT equipment & support, 0131 346 9040