We offer a range of assessments and services to support an individual to return to work following a catastrophic or life changing injury. We are able to assist a client to return to their pre-injury job, or transition into alternative employment or education if they are unable to return to their former occupation.

We provide;

  • • Vocational assessments
  • • Transferable skills assessments
  • • Worksite assessments
  • • Vocational case management
  • • Vocational employment expert reports


1. Vocational assessments

A vocational assessment is an in-depth assessment that aims to identify global strengths and obstacles likely to impact on an individual’s engagement in vocational activity.  It examines work history, skills, interests and considers psychosocial factors to develop a clear picture of relevant factors in the return to work process.  Our Vocational Assessment is communicated in a clear, detailed and comprehensive report with a series of clearly defined recommendations selected to directly address individual barriers, thus increasing an individual’s capacity for engagement in vocational activity.


 Expected Outcome: A comprehensive review of the client’s situation to identify recommendations to enable engagement in employment or training.


2. Transferrable skills assessments

A detailed transferable skills analysis (TSA) is ideal for individuals who are not able to return to their previous employment due to acquired disability.  A TSA considers an individual’s skills, knowledge and aptitudes developed from previous work, study, training, home life, interests, and activities that can be applied to a new environment or vocation.  It can generate vocational ideas, expand vocational options, and facilitate a transition into suitable alternative employment.


 Expected Outcome: Identification of a suitable employment or training goal and recommendations to progress towards the goal.


3. Vocational case management

We offer a bespoke individualised vocational case management service that addresses obstacles to a return to work to facilitate an individual’s progression towards employment or training.  Our experienced case managers are based throughout the UK and have specialist complex case management, brain injury, spinal injury, occupational health and mental health expertise.  They work with the client in an inclusive manner to encourage change and progression towards employment or training.  The comprehensive VCM package can include the combination of vocational service in addition to case management


Worksite Assessment

A worksite assessment is an analysis of a person in their working environment to identify suitable and unsuitable tasks for an individual with an injury or disability.  It measures the physical, psychological and cognitive demands of a job.  Consideration to reasonable adjustments will be given to address potential obstacles.  The assessment includes an interview with the worker and employment representative, a task analysis and safety analysis to produce a detailed report which outlines potential areas of concern and reasonable adjustment options.


Expected Outcome:  A clear indication of which tasks within a specified job are suitable or unsuitable for individual experiencing limitations associated with injury or disability.


Ergonomic Assessments

An ergonomic assessment is an in depth assessment of a user’s work station or desk area to ensure it is consistent with principles of ergonomics, and the individuals specific physical needs.  It considers the interface between the user, and the design and use of the workstation or desk.  The assessment considers ways to adapt the area to ensure it is safe and suitable for the purpose.  An ergonomic assessment can include information on correct lifting and posture, and safe working practices.


 Expected Outcome: Create a work environment that best fits the needs of an individual.


Return to Work Plans

Returns to work plans are suitable for clients who require support locating employment following a period of illness or injury.  It will include a range of actions detailed in a plan to identify an appropriate pathway for an individual’s progression to work.  It can include an assessment of reasonable adjustments, liaison with employers, HR, occupational health, unions and health professionals.


 Expected Outcome: Enable an individual to return to employment following a period of sickness absence from employment.


Retention Case Management

Retention support is a case management approach to assisting a worker if their job is at risk due to illness, disability or injury.  The service acts as a central point of liaison for medical, clinical, HR, Occupational Health, client and family communication.  The case manager will investigate reasonable adjustments, job modifications, retraining requirements and health support and education to increase the likelihood of an employee maintaining their employment.


 Expected Outcome: Enable the worker to retain their employment following disability or injury.


Our vocational case managers are highly skilled and have a range of specialist backgrounds including brain injury, mental health, armed services personnel, occupational psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, ergonomics, organisational health and vocational counselling. Our individualized vocational rehabilitation service offers a complete range of vocational services from a vocational assessment, to employment and retention case management. Our vocational case managers utilise a bio-psychosocial model to identify and address obstacles to a return to work in an efficient and cost effective manner.

A detailed ‘SMART’ action plan is developed with the client to ensure vocational intervention is provided in a timely and appropriate manner, leading to a return to work, education or training.


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