November 2020

A number of BASE members were successful in gaining a place on DWP's Commercial Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) and are now inviting expressions of interest from potential partner subcontractors.

Scope has published a report that puts a spotlight on disabled people's experiences of coronavirus.

We're consulting to gather your views about the Government's National Disability Strategy. The strategy was announced last April and is due to be published in Spring 2021. We are involved in some of the cross-government working groups and want to make sure that we're reflecting your views.

Please complete our survey. It should take 20-30 minutes to complete but it will provide us with vital information for our submission to the strategy.

www.base-uk.org/nds

 

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) has published a new set of resources specifically aimed at raising the levels of confidence in employers and CEC Enterprise Advisors to increase the level of valuable encounters with employers and experiences of the work environment.

The materials cover 3 stages:

  • Awareness and engagement: 
  • Planning and implementation
  • Evaluation and review

There are also some supporting videos.

The Work and Pensions Committee is investigating the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people and how the Department for Work and Pensions can better support disabled people in the labour market.

They will be looking at trends in the disability employment gap, the economic impact of low employment rates for disabled people and the assistance available to help people in work. The inquiry will also cover the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Committee wants to hear from as many people as possible, especially disabled people, and has produced the call for evidence in text, audio, British Sign Language and EasyRead formats.