Welfare Visits is one of several guides that have been designed to provide practical advice and guidance to managers and employees around Managing Attendance. Each guide supports the Council's Absence Management Policy by answering the most common questions that both managers and employees have about their own sickness absence, and managing the absence of others.
Maintaining contact with colleagues and the workplace can have a positive effect on an employee's wellbeing, and can contribute to an effective return to work. Welfare visits provide another opportunity for this contact to be maintained. Further details about why this stage is important and what is included are detailed in the guide below.