Webinar: UK experience of IPS employment support in alcohol and drug services
Paul Anders and Dr Rob Robertson from the individual placement and support (IPS) employment support research trial in England’s alcohol and drug services shared their experiences at our Work Counts webinar in May 2021.
They gave a presentation on the IPS-AD trial and delivering IPS in community drug and alcohol treatment.
Public Health England’s trial of IPS employment support in drug and alcohol teams is the largest research study in the world investigating the delivery of IPS employment support in addiction services.
Paul Anders and Dr Rob Robertson shared the policy context to the trial, insights into the practical challenges of implementation and solutions with proven success.
IPS employment support in drug and alcohol teams was found to be effective, despite the trial running through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rob said they had overcome the challenges of integrating employment support in clinical teams by winning over champions, sharing people’s success stories and being consistent and concise with the messaging on what IPS employment support is.
The experiences in the UK also highlighted the importance of implementation support to achieving good integration and effective outcomes.
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Click the link above to view a recording of the webinar. Download a copy of the presentation slides, below.