Mark Whitehead 22 November 2018

Funding to help those with health conditions return to work

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The Government has announced £4m of funding for technology to help people with disabilities return to work.

It says the money from the Work and Health Challenge Fund is the latest in a series of measures in a 10-year strategy to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027.

Projects include a new mobile phone apps to ease lower back pain by giving sufferers a personalised self-management plan and to help individuals understand signs of mental ill health.

Minister for disabled people, health and work Sarah Newton said: 'We want to harness the power of technology to tackle the disability employment gap, and these novel ideas will help us to achieve our goal of seeing one million more disabled people in work.'

Dr Nasser Siabi of Microlink, one of the successful bidders, said: 'We are delighted to be granted this funding for the development of this tool which will increase access to the various environmental, technological and interpersonal supports that will make a real difference to disabled people in work.'

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