RISE Research Institutes of Sweden has together with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities (SALAR), the Cooperation Associations (Samordningsförbund), and the national and local authorities* initiated a pre-study in four municipalities in Sweden on the method Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and Social Outcomes Contracts. The aim of IPS is to help people retrieve employment based on their preferences. It also includes individual support to enable positive results at the workplace. The implementation of the method requires collaborative effort from the municipality, the psychiatric care, the national authorities, and potential service providers.

*The municipalitites of Stockholm, Sollentuna, Örebro and Västra Hisingen, the respective regions, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, and the Swedish Public Employment Service