February 2014

BASE has written to DWP to express some concerns regarding the new Health and Work Service. The statement reads:

Health and Work Service
DWP has now published the ITT for a new Health and Work Service to begin in late 2014. This is intended to provide occupational health advice and support for employees, employers and GPs to help people with a health condition to stay in or return to work.

The National Autistic Society has a new publication Finding Work - A job searching and work preparation handbook for employment professionals and people with autism, including Asperger syndrome

This comprehensive handbook contains information, templates and practical worksheets to guide jobseekers with autism through the recruitment process. The handbook outlines best practice for employment professionals, and defines clear aims and outcomes for job seekers to achieve.

The modules include:
> information about autism, including Asperger syndrome