Work and Health Home

Living with a health condition can be difficult, but for those who have a health condition and are trying to remain working or are aiming to get back into employment this can be hugely challenging.

Whether you are looking for work, in paid or unpaid employment, a full time carer, a crofter, a parent or a volunteer we recognise that these roles are very important and fall under the definition of 'work'.

There is a lot of support and information out there, but finding out who can help you, what they do and how to contact them can be difficult, especially if you are not feeling well.

This website aims to point you in the right direction of the services available that can support you, directing you to useful information in order to help become more informed and empowering you to get yourself up and running!

For more general information and advice on health and employment as well as information regarding your legal rights visit Citizens Advice (link to )


Information contained in this website was produced by ‘Up and Running’, a Health Works Partnership formed by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, JobCentrePlus and NHS Western Isles.  The partnership was formed in December 2012 to progress the government's healthy working lives strategy, which was based on the premise that a healthy working life is one that continuously provides working-age people with the opportunity, ability, support and encouragement to work in ways and in an environment which allows them to sustain and improve their health and wellbeing. Individuals are empowered and enabled to do as much as possible, for as long as possible, or as long as they want, in both their working and non-working lives.

All information was correct at time of production.  If you are aware of any broken or incorrect links please do not hesitate to contact Norma MacLeod, Healthy Working Lives Advisor, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.