What is the trial aiming to find out?
Individual placement and support (IPS) employment services have been very successful for people with mental health conditions. This research tests how well IPS works for unemployed people with any type of long term health condition and/or disability, including both physical and mental health, who would like to start or get back into work.
People in the IPS group – supported for the rest of the trial
If you have already been randomly included in the IPS group, then your support will continue until the trial ends on 31 December 2018. People still requiring support after this time will be able to receive it from other local services.
People in both groups – on-going contact to gather trial information
Researchers will follow the progress of every participant in both groups They will give each person a call 13, 26 and 52 weeks after the initial appointment with an employment specialist, to find out how they are getting on.
People referred but not yet in a group
If you were referred to the trial or referred yourself before the end of Friday 13 July 2018, then one of our team will be in touch to make sure that you are eligible and want to take part. It may take 6-12 weeks from the date we received your referral before you hear from us.