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Get Back On Track

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Get Back on Track

Get Back on Track is a new FREE service designed to support individuals* at risk of becoming unemployed due to ill health.

*Must be registered with an Islington GP
The benefits
  • Get Back on Track supports a return to work  to either existing roles or alternative, more suitable employment opportunities
  • Provides guidance for individuals who don’t wish to return to paid work referring them to other appropriate support
  • Increases access to primary care resources

Get Back On Track

A partnership approach
The service will be delivered by Shaw Trust in partnership with Islington Council and Islington NHS CCG.
Eligibility criteria
In order to be eligible for the service you must be:
  • Registered with an Islington GP
  • Have been issued with multiple Fit Notes over a consecutive period of time (4 weeks minimum)
  • Be at risk of losing your job
  • Would benefit from additional employment and wellbeing support
How does it work?
Once referred onto the programme, one of our professional Employment Retention Specialists will:
  • Arrange a "get to know you" meeting 
  • Create and co-ordinate a "Work and Health" action plan just for you
  • Offer tailored employer liaison support
  • Advise on employee rights and provide work-based assessments if necessary
  • Provide holistic support and referral to other specialist support services if required
  • Be there with you every step of the way
Download the Get Back on Track client leaflet (PDF, ?KB opens in new tab or window).

If you need the leaflet in a different format, please call 01179 989 110 or e-mail (opens in new window) 

When you feel good, we feel good.
For more information
Email (opens in new window)
Tel 0800 389 0177


Useful links



Islington Council - employment advice agencies (opens in new tab or window)

Fit for Work- Free return to work advice and support (opens in new tab or window)
Mind- How to be mentally healthy at work (opens in new tab or window)

For more information on other Shaw Trust programmes (opens in new tab or window)


Health & Wellbeing

For more information on other Shaw Trust programmes (opens in new tab or window)

OneYou (opens in new tab or window)

TimetoChange (opens in new tab or window)

Moodzone (opens in new tab or window)


If you are in need of urgent support:

Samaritans (24 hour): 116123

Saneline (6am-11pm): 0300 304 7000


Islington Council
European social fund
European social fund investing in jobs