Working Win Extension

Between November 2020 and March 2021 we are providing in-work employment support based on the successful Working Win programme.

People with mental or physical health conditions who are sick and struggling in work signed up for support. They are being supported by an employment specialist to identify their strengths, work preferences and develop an action plan to support them to manage their health at work.

The total number of residents supported by Working Win has now reached more than 3,570, with more than 500 supported during the extension phase. This has helped the region’s fightback against the Coronavirus pandemic. The scheme has supported people in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw with physical and mental health issues to find or stay in training and work.

Referrals closed on 31 January 2021. If you’d like more information call 0114 2900 218 or email

If you are out of work or you do not have a health condition, there are other places where you can find support.

This was an extension to the initial Working Win trial, which was a randomised control trial testing the efficacy of an Individual Placement and Support model for those with health conditions. It was run by South Yorkshire Housing Association and supported people to get back or stay in work.

Working Win gave personalised and intensive support to participants and employers to help them maximise their potential, by identifying their strengths, finding employment that met the needs of participants and co-ordinating knowledge of the employers and health professionals.

The support involved:

  • Working with a health care team
  • Support once in employment
  • Help talking to employers about workplace needs.

Support ran for up to a year and did not affect benefits.

The results of the full trial will be evaluated and released in 2022.