Support and manage disability and health at work

Many employers are currently facing challenges in recruiting the people they need to help their business thrive. It has never been more important for those employers to keep and develop the people they already have.

It’s therefore crucial that businesses have the tools they need to prevent long-term absence and avoidable job loss because of ill health or disability.

The UK Government is testing a new online service for employers which provides advice and guidance on managing health and disability in the workplace. This explains your legal obligations and good practice.

This may be particularly helpful for smaller businesses without an in-house HR function or access to an occupational health service.

By taking part, you’ll receive free information and guidance on disability and health-related employment issues. You could use it to help manage a current case, or simply take a look around the site to see what’s useful and Identify improvements.

However you choose to take part, your feedback will be vital in the future development of the service. You will make a real difference, ensuring the new service is user-friendly and meets the needs of your business and your employees.

How to take part

Please note that the closing date to submit feedback is 13 December 2022.

If you’re an employer and need support understand more about dealing with ill health in the workplace, have a look here: BOSS: About Dealing With Ill-health (

Managing absenteeism is one of the crucial tasks that benefit your company, here’s a tutorial on how to manage it effectively: BOSS: About Managing Absenteeism (

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