Read about the latest news in evidence-based employment support.
In the first of a series of short videos from Work Counts, Philleen Dickson introduces Individual Placement and Support (IPS).
Work Counts strategic advisor, Dr Helen Lockett, has recently completed her PhD examining how to further improve the effectiveness of IPS employment programmes.
An IPS pilot project in Auckland and Counties Manukau (2015-2017) successfully tested the use of dedicated implementation support and technical assistance to improve the reach and effectiveness of IPS in the New Zealand context.
Over the past two years we have seen the reach of IPS increase across the country. Currently seven district health board regions have some access to IPS.
Members of the Work Counts team recently represented New Zealand at the 14th annual meeting of the International IPS Learning Community in Tennessee.
IPS employment support expert Sandy Langfitt Reese has spent two weeks in the country learning more about how New Zealand organisations are implementing the IPS approach, while getting a taste of the kiwi culture.
IPS employment support experts Sandy Langfitt Reese and Becki Priest recently presented on the advantages of implementation support in the USA and Aotearoa. Click here to view footage of the seminar.