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Collaborative Partnership to improve work participation trials Transition Support Specialist

30 September 2021

A recent trial to support injured workers exiting the Victorian Workers’ Compensation system has helped participants build confidence, independence and job readiness. The aim of the trial was to facilitate a ‘soft landing’ that helped injured workers exiting the system become job ready.

Led by Collaborative Partnership partner EML, the trial provided 50 participants with access to services that were tailored to meet their needs, including mental health, employment, physical health, social supports, material aid, family support and financial assistance.

The program’s success was attributed to the personalised service delivered by a qualified allied health professional to identify barriers to employability.

Key findings include:

  • 26% of participants achieved paid employment outcomes after 3 years of being out of work.
  • 100% of participant wellbeing scores increased by the end of the program
  • 90% of participants provided resources and support to access community and health services
  • 78% of participants were satisfied or very satisfied with the program

A full report on the trial will be available later in 2021. For more information, about the Comcare led Collaborative Partnership to improve work participation go to the website.

Page last reviewed: 30 September 2021
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Date printed 18 Oct 2021