June 2019

A coaltion of European associations has set out a series of recommendations about disability and employment support in a document known as the Vienna Declaration.

West Sussex County Council has launched a tender opportunity for a Supported Employment Service. The provider will be required to deliver the service across West Sussex targeting people with a lifelong disability or autism, who face complex barriers into employment. The service will address these barriers and help people to navigate and access the range of services available.

With this in mind, the supported employment service has been designed to support people:

Hereward College has launched a pertnership initiative with Premier Inn with the aim of helping young people with additional needs get into work.

The little Premier Inn is a partnership project between Premier Inn and Hereward College, a national further educational college specialising in skills training for independent living and employment for young people with disabilities and additional needs. 

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for our 2019 Awards. You'll find details, an awards pack with guidance, and a nomination form at www.base-uk.org/awards

We have 4 categories this year:

Sponsored by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and administered by Leonard Cheshire Disability, the Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs UK identify and celebrate business ability by recognising exceptional disabled entrepreneurs.

The competition is open to disabled entrepreneurs on the management board, and with ownership, of any business in the UK.

Awards are open to all forms of entrepreneurship (including pre-revenue start-ups). Applicants can be:

A new service line for "In-Work Progression" has been added to the Test & Learn DPS. Providers must be accredited against the new In-Work Progression service line to be eligible to receive the ITTs in relation to these projects outlined.

The 13th EUSE conference was held in Amsterdam last week. EUSE, the European Union of Supported Employment, is the umbrella body for 21 national European associations and has held a biennial conference since 1993.