Case Study - Back to Work Programme

Case Study

EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE SCHEME
BACK TO WORK PROGRAMME
Run by Jackie Farmer
for a
BOROUGH COUNCIL IN NORTH WEST ENGLAND

 

 

The Council funded the assessment and treatment of employees who were absent on long term sickness or who were persistent absentees.

Employees were referred to myself for an initial 6 treatment sessions.

Employees were suffering from a range of conditions including:

  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the fingers and wrists from poor workstation set up
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain and restriction
  • Work related and non work related stress
  • Long term Post natal depression
  • Crohn's disease
  • and many other conditions

The results of this programme were:

  • 96% of these employees returned to work and remained at work following their designated 6 sessions.
  • 2 of these employees were found alternative employment within the Council to reduce their stress levels
  • 1 employee left the Council to commence working in a field she had been considering for some time
  • 1 employee required further treatments, which the Council funded.
  • Some employees returned to work earlier than the 6 weeks (mainly after 3 treatments) and continued with the remainder of their treatment sessions
  • 60% of these employees continued with their treatments (self-funded) for at least 3 months afterwards, whilst remaining at work.
  • Many employees continued with their self-funded treatments for 6 and even 12 months afterwards for maintenance treatments on a regular basis.
  • Many of these employees also recommended my clinic to their colleagues, friends and family, with one person referring 11 of her family along for help.
  • The Council's Employee Welfare Team were satisfied with the results from the treatments and began referring employees who were shorter term absent or at risk.

Workplace Wellness Clinics have been arranged by Jackie Farmer for the following organisations:

  • Ikea
  • Air Miles Travel Promotions
  • The Environment Agency
  • Starlight magazine
  • Home Start
  • Sure Start
  • Warrington Borough Council Employee Welfare Department
  • Warrington Borough Council Social Services Department
  • Warrington Borough Council Direct Services Department

These organisations have either:

  • provided a room for treatments and the employees have funded their own treatment, whether for remedial attention or stress-relief or
  • fully funded and promoted "Wellbeing Days" for their employees and/or
  • fully funded "Back to Work" assessment and treatment programmes.

A Total Balance package for employee well-being can be tailor-made to suit any organisation.

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