Stockton JSNA



Employment has a major positive impact on an individual’s long-term health and wellbeing as well as that of their family members.  It can influence social mobility, economic independence, housing, and income levels.

Unemployment, however, can be both a cause of and a result of ill health.  The negative effects of unemployment on health and wellbeing can be linked to poverty and low income levels.  Long-term unemployment; limiting illnesses; low paid, short-term and temporary employment; and low level skills can affect an individual’s ability to gain and sustain employment. 

The changing economic climate presents some challenges to gaining employment for specific age and population groups, for example, 18-24 year olds and people aged over 50 years, people who have recently been made redundant and may need to re-train to secure available employment opportunities, the attainment gaps prevalent in disadvantaged groups, difficulties accessing training and employment opportunities, and the insufficient number of flexible jobs.

Other JSNA topics this topic is closely linked to:




Ex-forces personnel



Physical disabilities

Learning disabilities


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