Design and trial a transition support service for people moving between systems
Implement best practice case management universally across systems, achieving outcomes earlier and reducing unnecessary movement between systems.
This project commenced in August 2020 and will be delivered by EML.
This is a Collaborative Partnership project.
- This project will design and deliver a new transition support service to assist at least 50 participants exiting the Victorian workers’ compensation scheme and potentially entering a new income support system. The service will focus on supporting work participation, health and system navigation.
- This trial will be evaluated by Monash University.
Other organisations involved
- WorkSafe Victoria
- Monash University
- Department of Education, Skills and Employment
- Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Insurance Council of Australia
- Department of Social Services
- Attorney General’s Department
- Department of Health
- National Mental Health Commission.
Findings and reports
This project builds on previous research:
- The Cross Sector Project: Mapping Australian Systems of Income Support for People with Health-Related Work Incapacity research report (PDF, 1.4 MB)
- The Cross Sector Project research report snapshot (PDF, 303.2 KB)
- Employee Awareness and Empowerment Research report (PDF, 795.2 KB)
- Employee Awareness and Empowerment Research report snapshot (PDF, 82.3 KB).
Why this research is important
This research project is part of Comcare’s Research Plan Towards 2022 and supports our purpose to foster work participation and recovery.
Finding ways to help injured and ill employees return to work as soon as it is safe to do so, has benefits for both the employee and the employer.
We know good work supports people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing.
We also know that being off work for extended periods can have serious long-term effects including isolation and depression. Experience shows that the longer someone is off work, the less likely they are to return to work.
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