Health and work support pilot: interim evaluation report

Overview of the implementation and early delivery phase of the Health and Work Support pilot, during the period June 2018 and March 2019.

Appendix 1 – Process Timescales for the pilot

Table 2: Process timescales for the HWS Pilot [Source: Developed at inception meeting in conversation with national pilot team].
Dates Process
Late 2014 / Early 2015 Strategy unit put proposal together
Summer 2017 Evaluability assessment was undertaken with Health Scotland which was key in securing the funding

Predictive analytics added in to the bid
Oct / Nov 2017 Bid with Department for Work and Pensions for 82% of funding

Bid approved
Late 2017 – June 2018 Design stage: Setting up the call handling systems, website to allow for referrals, deciding on a name, logos, starting up communications and marketing and raising awareness

Promotion materials distributed in Libraries, GP practices, Community centres, Council offices.
June 2018 Went live, soft launch in both areas (26th June)
December 2018 First radio adverts launched

TV adverts being planned

Producing more focused promotion material aimed at employers
March 2019 Work towards automation of the process to allow for online referrals from Jobcentre Plus (JCP).



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