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 in conjunction with Osmond Ergonomics is delighted to announce its next free webinar
Increasing Movement and Activity at Work
Presented by Stuart Entwistle of Osmond Ergonomics
Tuesday 1st December midday -1pm
VRA Event - Knock knock versus ring ring… the pros and cons of tele-rehabilitation and the 2015 VR Awards
On the 14th December we will be running an exciting CPD event from 2:30pm to 6pm followed by a networking event in a local pub. VRA members can attend free of charge subject to availability!
Knock knock versus ring ring… the pros and cons of tele-rehabilitation
We’ve got a great line up of industry speakers and plenty of chance for attendees to share their experiences and ask questions.
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New group will bring together insurers, personal injury lawyers, vocational rehabilitation practitioners, and clinicians.
The VRA is delighted to release this Self-audit Guidance Package which supports its standards audit tool and it Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics for Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioners
Acas, has launched a new series of equality guides today to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent discrimination in the workplace.
Over the past year, the Acas helpline has dealt with nearly 50,000 calls on discrimination and diversity issues in the workplace. To help employers and managers get to grips with the law on equality, Acas has published three new free guides that offer a wide range of practical advice in the workplace:
According to CIPD, the annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations (http://www.cipd.co.uk, July 2013).
A team from the University of Salford are working with a range of health and social care practitioners, including Allied Health Professionals and Psychological Practitioners to encourage a proactive and upstream approach to facilitating ‘work’ or ‘other meaningful occupation’ outcomes early on in routine practice.
So far, a training programme has been delivered for 185 practitioners from the Greater Manchester region as part of the Greater Manchester Public Health Network’s (GMPHN) Work for Health programme.