Although our primary focus is on helping the person with the injury to develop skills that will help them progress towards employment, we also appreciate the wider business implications of disability issues in the workplace. We therefore place a strong emphasis on support for managers, team leaders and colleagues, who can sometimes feel a little unsure how best to develop the potential of someone with an acquired brain injury in the team.
When someone has gone off work with an illness or injury, managers are often left wondering:
- when will they come back to work?
- what can we expect when they do come back?
- how long should we wait?
- what can we do to help?
At Ways to Work we have support options, that are particularly helpful for managers in small businesses who may not have access to specialist HR or Occupational Health departments.
When to Consider a Return to Work?
If someone you know is starting to ask about how to get back to work, we can conduct an assessment to determine their potential. We can also consider them for one of our programmes or tailor a programme to suit their needs and the stage they are at in their rehabilitation.
We have a number of documents to help you understand acquired brain injury:
- First Steps to Employing Someone with an Acquired Brain Injury.
- What to do if an employee / member of your team suffers a brain injury.
- Workplace Implications for someone with an acquired brain injury.
- Reasonable Adjustments that often help.
- Funding to support people in work.
- What employers can do to help.