We’re really pleased to now offer individual Vocational Rehabilitation sessions at Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge facilitated by Stephen Wallwork. Stephen will be based at the new Maggie's at The Christie in Manchester but will spend time at Maggie's Merseyside to provide this valuable service across both Centres.
Vocational Rehabilitation aims to ensure that people who have been diagnosed with diseases like cancer get the information, advice and support they need to stay in, or return to the workplace, in a way that aids rather than risks on-going recovery.
The foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation is that being in work helps – it improves a person’s health both mentally and physically, by providing them with a positive identity and social inclusion, whilst allowing them to remain financially and socially independent and can aid recovery and rehabilitation. The overall objective of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Guidance Service is to provide advice and vocational rehabilitation people with cancer or people who have been affected by cancer.
"I’m pleased to be given the opportunity to work more closely with Maggie’s Merseyside and provide the service in a setting which is more conducive to Vocational Rehabilitation. It also allows me the opportunity to widen the geographical reach for the service to enable greater accessibility for everyone affected by cancer across the Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire and Greater Manchester."
Stephen joins Maggie’s with over seven years of experience as a manager, with relevant qualifications in employment law and HR. This enables him to gain real insight into the employer/employee relationship. As well as, giving him the ability to pre-empt or predict potential issues. Stephen explains
"Early intervention is key. Pre-empting potential issues avoids future conflict and facilitates the client’s ability to self-manage."
If you would like to speak to Stephen about any issue that you may have regarding returning to work or about vocational rehabilitation please telephone Maggie’s Merseyside at Clatterbridge on 0151 334 4301 to arrange an appointment.