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									The Lanarkshire Equally Well
         Test Site



        Lesley Mackay
                 Today……

• Background on the Lanarkshire Equally Well Test Site
• Aims and objectives of the test site
• Challenges…..
                     Equally Well
• Background
  Tackling inequalities in Scotland

  Report of the ministerial task force on health
  inequalities:
  “Scotland’s health is improving rapidly but it is not
  improving fast enough for the poorest sections of our
  society. Health inequalities remain our major
  challenge”

• Test Sites
  8 test sites, different themes each generating evidence
  on what works to address health inequalities

• Delivering Change
  Purpose of the test sites is to transform Public
  Services to address inequalities
    The Lanarkshire Equally Well
             Test Site

Principal focus on raising employability potential
as a vehicle to alleviate poverty and improve health



     “Promoting people’s chances of sustained
            employment in Lanarkshire”
                                         Government Agenda




http://www.employabilityinscotland.com
                    The evidence…

• Work generally improves quality of life and well-being,
  leading to better health outcomes, helps promote recovery
  and rehabilitation and reduces poverty and social inclusion

• Evidence shows being in work improves both your physical
  and mental well-being by bringing structure and purpose to
  your day

• Work can also improve your self-confidence and self-esteem
  by developing your sense of belonging and identity

• Evidence shows that being in work improves your health by
  as much as being out of work damages

• Supporting clients employability needs can reduce reliance
  on services
                Aim

To work with partner services not
traditionally engaged with employability
needs of clients/patients such as NHS,
Social Work and Housing with a view to
developing onward referrals to support
clients/patients claiming IB/ESA or at risk
of claiming IB/ESA to enter or remain in
the labour market
   In Lanarkshire…



Working age population
       416,500
   In Lanarkshire…



9% claiming Incapacity
   Benefit or ESA
Of the 96,000 who are currently
    ‘economically inactive’




  22.1 % state that they want to work
                    Objectives
• To build upon the current infrastructure, continuing to
  develop coherent referral pathways from test site
  identified partner services to providers of employability
  services
• To maximize NHS Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire
  Council /North Lanarkshire Council Social and Housing
  Services capability and capacity to support clients with a
  health conditions or illness to enter or remain in the
  labour market
• To produce and implement a Communication Strategy
• To monitor and evaluate activities and developments
  within the test site
• To share learning and experience with other across
  Scotland
Service/locality/department   Awareness/training   No of staff participating   Number    of   referrals   to
                              sessions delivered   in   awareness/training     service
                                                   sessions
NHSL Total                    59                   591                         73
SLC Total                     23                   280                         57
NLC Total                     44                   724                         151
Voluntary Sector              3                    66                          20
Self referrals                                                                 30

TOTAL                         127                  1603                        311
             Challenges……
  Change in practice
• Non employability services understanding of where health
  and employability fits within service delivery and outcomes
• Front line staff recognising the benefits of health and work
  for their clients and promoting employability as a positive
  route to rehabilitation and recovery for clients

  Buy in and commitment
• Performance indicators - more conscious of role
  responsibility if targets are set- how are they managed?
• Competing priorities
• Current climate

  The bigger picture
• Taking a holistic approach to health care
Contact:
lesley.mackay@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Tele 01698 454726

								
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