Welcome to the VRA website
The VRA represents all those involved in delivering vocational rehabilitation services. There are a number of professional groups including; Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Case Managers, Disability Employment Advisers, Job Centre Plus Personal Advisers and Employment Support workers.
At the VRA we are very much aware of the need to develop more vocational rehabilitation provision with an appropriately skilled workforce. We are keen to help and encourage Employers, the Human Resources and Occupational Health professions, to be more aware of; better understand the value of and engage in providing vocational rehabilitation.
The VRA has developed a new guide on Informed Consent designed to assist members with their practice. The guide can be downloaded free of charge here.
Keynote speakers: Professor Andrew Frank & Dr Diane Playford
Date: 11th September 2014
Venue: 33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG
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'Fit for Purpose' - Reforming employment support for disabled people and those with health conditions
This research finds that of the 4.2 million people who are out of work and disabled, fewer than one in ten (380,000) are being supported through either the Work Programme or the Government’s specialist disability employment programme, ‘Work Choice’. Fewer than half of disabled people are in work (49 per cent) compared with three quarters of non-disabled people. This gap has not closed in recent years, and that disabled people and those with health conditions are much more likely to be long-term unemployed and less likely to find work than the non-disabled.
This piece was written by VRA Corporate Member, The University of Salford.
The presentations from our 2014 conference can be found below. These are published here with the speakers's permission. They must not be uploaded or otherwise made available elsewhere but please feel free to link to this page. If you need to contact the presenter to gain their permission to reference their work you can do so through the VRA.
The team from Queen's Square, Dr Kate Radford, Professor Sir Mansel Aylward and the Vitality 360 team
The VRA is delighted to announce the winners in our 2014 Vocational Rehabilitation Awards.