In the UK around 15% of the working-age population have a chronic illness or disability. Long-term conditions or chronic diseases are health problems that can’t be cured, but can be controlled by medication or other therapies. Examples can include arthritis, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy.
Although chronic illness may not necessarily by caused – or made worse – by work, poor management may have a negative impact on the individual’s health and work. By supporting employees with long-term illness, a manager can help to minimise loss of skills, encourage productivity and job retention, and help an individual maintain quality of life.
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Posters on physical health: click here
Leaflet on physical health and well-being support: click here
Pete’s story: We helped Pete boost his confidence – click here
Rosie’s story: We helped Rosie create a safe space for her son – click here