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Disability and Health Support information session for Employer Engagement staff
Created: 17/09/2019, Updated: 03/12/2019
When: 09.15 - 11.30, Thursday 20 February 2020 Where: Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Rd, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.
Did you know that it is estimated that around 15% of the workforce have symptoms of an existing mental health condition? Or that only 17% of disabled people were born with their disabilities? In fact, the majority of disabled people acquire their disability later in life.
According to SeeMe, the average employer of 25 employees can expect mental health issues to cost their business around £18,943 a year.
The good news is that there is lots of support out there, and with a few simple steps, employers can cut those costs by 30% and with a small investment they can be reduced further still.
To learn how, you are invited to attend this training session to learn more about disability and health support agencies and projects available in Fife. The training session will include input from:
Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident
Department for Work and Pensions’ Access to Work
The new Health & Work Support pilot
The Just: ASK, LISTEN, TALK (j:ALT) toolkit for employers (created by Fife Council Supported Employment Service and the Workplace Team, Health Promotion Service)
Workplace Team, Health Promotion Service
Please note this training session is aimed at employer engagement staff.
The aim of the session is for employer engagement staff to:
Hear about key local and national health and disability related support for employers based in Fife;
Feel confident to know how and when to connect employers to key support services; and
To meet the relevant local contacts for these services
Please share the event with any relevant contacts.