September 2010

EUSE Denmark is pleased to announce the 10th Conference by the European Union of Supported Employment at the Copenhagen Marriott, Copenhagen, Denmark on 15th – 16th June 2011.

DWP has published research into existing partnership arrangements with local authorities and local health organisations.

DWP has published the September issue of its Work Choice newsletter.

The European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) has produced a toolkit for providers and other interested parties.

The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) has announced a series of Prime Pitch “Speed Dating” events to help facilitate relationships between prime bidders and potential subcontractor candidate organisations for DWP’s new Work Programme. Carley Consult are supporting ERSA in the organisation of these events. Attendance for subcontractor representatives is free.

BASE held its annual conference in Brighton on 8-9 September. The event was very successful with 175 delegates attending a range of presentations and workshops. Presentations from the event are now available on the conference pages. We would like to thank everyone who helped to make it such a successful event.

Barbara Peel of Mencap Derbyshire was presented with our 2010 Practitioner of the Year Award at the conference dinner in Brighton on 8 September. The awards recognise excellence in supporting people with disabilities into sustainable employment. Barbara was recognised for her work with the Cooperative Group which has led directly to the employment of 95 people with a learning disability. Barbara collected her award from BASE Chair, Jane Collinson, together with a cheque for £800.