Work and Health Consultation: Reducing ill health related job loss

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Halifax Hall

Endcliffe Vale Road

Sheffield

S10 3ER

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This event is an opportunity to feed in your views on a public consultation on measures to reduce ill health-related job loss

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Health is Everyone’s Business: you are invited to hear from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on their current consultation to reduce ill health-related job loss. This will be followed by a wider discussion session with an expert panel.

This event is hosted by the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Decent Work: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cdw

Many employers already see the case to invest in health and wellbeing. But some employers, particularly smaller ones, might not have the knowledge or time to support their employees with health conditions, even when they want to. This consultation seeks to address these challenges.

The government is putting forward a package of measures which encourage early and supportive action by employers for their employees with health conditions. Taken together, these proposals aim to reduce ill health-related job loss and support people to thrive in work.

The day will consist of two sessions as follows. Please do note it is not necessary to attend both.

Session 1, chaired by DWP & DHSC’s Joint Work and Health Unit:

  • Learn more about the proposed measures and the government’s role in this agenda,
  • Take part in an interactive discussion with policy officials, as well as other businesses and stakeholders in your area, on the consultation proposals.

Session 2, chaired by the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Decent Work:

  • Hear from an expert panel working at the forefront of ill health-related employment,
  • Participate in a question and answer session with the panel,
  • Join us for networking and lunch after the event.

An optional lunch will be provided to delegates after the event. We will be writing out separately to confirm attendance, please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

In addition to face-to-face events, there will be the opportunity to hear more about the consultation in a webinar. Please contact us at workandhealthunit.consultationteam@dwp.gov.uk for more information.

You can access the consultation document and accessible versions of it on the gov.uk page: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/health-is-everyones-business-proposals-to-reduce-ill-health-related-job-loss

We welcome your feedback on these proposals to ensure that they are as effective, and cost effective, as possible. We are also encouraging all views to be fed in formally via our online survey: https://getinvolved.dwp.gov.uk/work-and-health/consultation/

If you have any questions about this consultation, please contact us at: workandhealthunit.consultationteam@dwp.gov.uk.

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Halifax Hall

Endcliffe Vale Road

Sheffield

S10 3ER

United Kingdom

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