People with health conditions and disabilities will receive further support to manage those conditions in the workplace 

 

Microlink is delighted to be one of the 19 successful bidders of the Challenge Fund to find solutions for helping disabled people into work and stay at work. 

We are so proud to lead this project with trusted partners GeniusWithin  on developing easy solutions for MSK and Mental Health which will help employers, employ and retain disabled people.

The Challenge Fund is a joint initiative between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care, and has a focus on mental health and musculoskeletal conditions – some of the most common health conditions in the workplace.

 

It will ensure that people whose health conditions may have previously held them back in the workplace or even caused them to drop out of employment can benefit from the latest innovations and tailored support.

Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Sarah Newton said:

“We want to harness the power of technology to tackle the disability employment gap, and these novel ideas will help us to achieve our goal of seeing one million more disabled people in work.”

Dr Nasser Siabi OBE, CEO of Microlink, one of the bidders successful in securing funding, said:

“Individuals can sometimes face occupational disadvantages due to a disability or health condition, and many of these difficulties are unnecessary. With the right adjustments at the right time, disabled people can bring talent, loyalty and productivity to the workplace.”

“We are delighted to be granted this funding for the development of this tool which will increase access to the various environmental, technological and interpersonal supports that will make a real difference to disabled people in work.”

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