Back

The barriers of binary thinking: tackling health-related worklessness on the Wirral

The barriers of binary thinking: tackling health-related worklessness on the Wirral

The barriers of binary thinking: tackling health-related worklessness on the Wirral

00
User Portrait  Created By Tim Adams
Case study

Through a combination of place-based ethnography and peer research, we revealed how a large proportion of ESA claimants were completely isolated from any support. A lack of co-ordination between the worlds of health and employment, together with the ‘insurmountable’ leaps demanded of citizens by the binary classifications of assessment, were breeding a culture of failure, with residents unable to take the small steps needed to begin their journeys back to work. 

Category: Critical success factors » Leadership and management Critical success factors » Approach to change Characteristics » Use of data and intelligence Change approach » Service focus Change approach » Customer focus Change approach » Joined up Change approach » Community focus Local government services » Administration and government Local government services » Adult social care Local government services » Advice and benefits Local government services » Business and employment (including trading standards) Local government services » Education, learning and childcare Local government services » Housing and homelessness Local government services » Public health

Content Related to The barriers of binary thinking: tackling health-related worklessness on the Wirral