Somerset County Council
25% Absence Reduction


Somerset County Council’s Learning Disabilities Service (LDS) arranges social care and support for adults with learning disabilities and their carers.
Services arranged by the LDS are provided by the County Council and independent providers and range from residential care, supported living and adult placement schemes, to short residential breaks, domiciliary care and day services.
More than 1,000 staff, who are based at around 60 different sites throughout the county, are currently employed by the LDS.

What the client said

“It was clear from our discussions with FirstCare and their work so far that they had proven experience of helping organisations effectively reduce their sickness absence.”

Sharon Whatmore, Somerset County Council’s Absence Officer

Results From FirstCare Service

25% Absence Reduction

Monthly staff sickness hours have also considerably dropped, from 9,089 in April 2014, to 7,888 in May 2015. And the same can be said for overall absence trends, which have dropped from 2,595 to 2,152.

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