We have developed and delivered a range of innovative health, work and wellbeing programmes, which have been endorsed by Health and Wellbeing Boards and Work and Skills Boards, along with being cited as models of best practice within documents such as the Manchester Population and Health Plan 2018–2027.
Many of our services have evolved from prototypes, including our Workplace Wellbeing model which was showcased as a model of best practice at the World Health Organization Health Inequalities Conference in Brussels in 2010.
This has influenced mainstream provisions that now support thousands of people across Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
All the evidence shows that the longer you are away from work the less likely you are to move back into work. In 2020, people who have been out of work for 6 months or more have only a 50% chance of going back into any work. 2 years plus of unemployment, people are more likely to die or retire than move back into work.
Pathways was one of the original 2010 national Fit for Work Pioneers to test different approaches to providing services and getting people back to work as quickly as possible.
During the pilot phase of the programme, we tested a Greater Manchester locally determined model. The learning from this showed that primary care was a critical enabler.
Pathways co-produced the service model with Greater Manchester’s Local Authorities, local employers, primary care and our local community eco-system.
Following the completion of the pilot in 2013, we were locally commissioned by Manchester City Council. Those that required physiotherapy or psychological therapies received this within 3 working days of assessment.
Support for the wider social issues impacting on a person’s health was also provided, including housing, debt, lifestyle etc. By empowering our clients to link into their local eco-system, as differing issues arise in the future, they have the skills and knowledge for greater self-efficacy.
The programme supported 81% of clients to return to work quicker than without an intervention, or found them suitable alternative employment without them falling onto benefits.
The learning from this programme has been used to influence the commissioning of the Greater Manchester Working Well Early Help Programme to support 11,000 people across Greater Manchester which commenced in 2019.
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