Health-led Trial

IES has been commissioned to lead the consortium which is designing and delivering the health-led employment trial evaluation.

This will contribute to the achievement of a strategic objective for the newly formed Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health joint Work and Health Unit, building a strong evidence base of interventions that work best to help people with health conditions and disabilities get in, or stay in, work.

The randomised controlled trial will deliver Individual Placement Support to people in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to understand whether and how this leads them to a position where they can be in sustained employment.

The evaluation will assess the impact of the trial and its cost effectiveness, as well as assess interim outcomes and the causal pathway to eventual impacts amongst participants, through process evaluation, based on theories of change.