Knowledge Base

The knowledge base is a free source of information both for supported employment and for disability / employment support generally. In addition to contributions from BASE and its member organisations, the knowledge base also acts as an archive for initiatives such as Valuing People Now.

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Format: 2018
Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance, Best practice

This quick guide aims to help health commissioners and providers tackle the challenges involved in implementing the joint commissioning of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) introduced by Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The guide contains links to a wide range of resources around commissioning, transition planning and co-production.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Consultation

BASE and SUSE conducted a survey about Access to Work in the summer of 2018. A total of 149 responses were received and this report summarise the feedback that we obtained.

The feedback was varied but many respondents found the process of applying for Access to Work and claiming costs to be difficult. Most respondents were claiming between £25 and £30 per hour for job coaching support.

 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Benefit Sanctions, Universal Credit
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

A joint team from 6 universities has published the final findings of the Welfare Conditionality project (2013-2018). It presents analysis on the effectiveness, impacts and ethics of welfare conditionality, and the sanctions and mandatory support that underpin this approach.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Mental health, Ex-offenders
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Only 6% of people leaving prison receive support to find competitive work. Funded by J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, The Henry Smith Charity, and Garfield Weston Foundation, this project worked with prison leavers from eight West Midland prisons.

This project trialled Individual Placement and Support (IPS) with a population it had not been tested on before: people with mental health problems leaving prison.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

The report from the Children's Commissioner for Wales highlights many issues young people face as they become adults and points out the limited choices and funding available. Transition services, where they exist, vary greatly across Wales and frequently fail because they do not place young people at the centre of the planning process. Being able to make the right choices depends on the availability of the right information and too often this simply doesn't exist.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Social care
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

Social care provision and funding has been the subject of numerous reports, commissions and Government papers over many years. Despite agreement on the urgent need for reform, this has not translated into action or consensus on how it should be achieved. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Funding
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

Preparing for Adulthood has produced a quick guide to education funding for people aged 16 - 25 who have special educational needs and/or a disability.

This guide provides information on the way the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and, in some cases, local authorities will calculate and allocate funding to institutions who provide education to young people with SEND. The guide provides a summary of the structure of the funding system and provides a quick reference guide; further information is available from the links in the document. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

This report was commissioned by DfE and carried out by the Learning and Work Institute. It details the findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of apprenticeships funding policy.

The interviews explored how organisations define and identify:

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Universal Credit
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

The National Audit Office has published a report looking at the roll-out of Universal Credit. It casts doubt on whether the new benefit is offering value for money and recognises the hardships that many claimants are experiencing.

 

Content and scope of the report

In order to assess the value for money of the Department’s introduction of Universal Credit, we consider:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Best practice
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Web link, Best practice

The government’s Joint Work and Health Unit has commissioned an independent consortium to support the growth of IPS services. As part of its work, the consortium has produced a number of useful tools and templates to support the growth of consistently high quality IPS services. These can be accessed at www.ipsgrow.org.uk, a new website that brings together a range of information, guidance and template documents to support the development of IPS services.

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