Partnership with getUbetter

Many of our Better Working Futures participants need support in managing physical health conditions. They often face difficulty in finding suitable roles and are unsure about what workplace adjustments they need to make a role physically accessible for them.

We continually look for new ways to support every participant using our service so that their health condition is no longer a barrier to gaining suitable and sustainable employment. A key element of this is partnership work: wherever possible, we work with local and/or specialist organisations to expand our offer of support, alongside the support our participants already receive from our dedicated Health Professionals.

We have partnered with NHS South West London ICB (Integrated Care Board) to bring getUbetter to our participants. GetUbetter is an app which provides digital self-management help to people who have musculoskeletal conditions. This collaboration is providing our participants who need it with instant access to a personalised programme of support designed to help them manage muscle and joint problems.

A representative from NHS South West London ICB said:

“We have worked in partnership with digital health tech provider getUbetter to co-produce a digital self-management tool to support people in South West London to have the confidence to take charge of their health.

“We are happy to be working with the Better Working Futures team to offer this free tool to their participants with a vision of supporting people to self-manage and return to work where possible.”

Cross-service referral means that our participants get the expert support they need to move closer to employment. If you are working with South London individuals with health conditions who may benefit from specialist employment support, you can refer them today via our Refer Someone page.