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: 2022
Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Research

The 'Life After School' research was carried out by the North Wales Together Learning Disability Transformation Programme on behalf of the North Wales Learning Disability Partnership Group. The research arose from the North Wales Learning Disability Strategy and the emphasis on the importance of getting transition from secondary school to post-16 options and opportunities right for young people with learning disabilities.

Publisher: 
Scottish Government
Topics: 
Supported employment, Scotland
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Research

The Scottish Government commissioned Social Finance to conduct an evaluation of supported employment delivery within Scotland

The research was designed to provide a robust, independent review of how supported employment is delivered, and where gaps in provision lie.

The evaluation sought to address the following core research questions:

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Report

The Youth Employment Index, produced by Price Waterhouse Cooper in collaboration with the Youth Futures Foundation, provides an important tool to measure, benchmark and monitor progress across the OECD in employing and training young people. This is key to identifying challenges and opportunities in specific economies.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Quality standards, Transition, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Framework

The Supported Internship Quality Framework has been published. It was developed for the Department for Education by the Education and Training Foundation and their centres of excellence. The framework has been developed over the last 6 months and aims to improve the quality of Supported Internships (SIs) provision and outcomes.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Research

This research explored the relative impact of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in patients with personality disorders (PDs) as compared to patients with other mental disorders.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Third sector, Recruitment, Scotland
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Research

Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is an employability programme that funds work placements in the third sector for young people with significant barriers to the labour market to gain experience and on the job training within the third sector. It has been in operation in Scotland for a decade and is funded by the Scottish Government and run by SCVO, who have provided the data analysed in this report.

Topics: 
Career development, Children
Year of Publication: 
2022

The Career Development Institute has produced a handbook for use in primary schools to begin careers discussions.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Guidance

Here's one we missed when it was originally published. Greater Manchester's Hidden Talent team have published an updated version of their employer toolkit.

This learning resource provides easy-to-implement tips for employers. These can make recruitment processes more accessible for young people, ensuring a diverse range of talent is not overlooked. Although the focus is on opening up opportunity to young people with barriers to work, much of the toolkit's advice is good recruitment practice for any and all demographics. 

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The House of Lords Select Committe on Youth Unemployment has produced a report, Skills for Every Young Person. The Committee was appointed to make recommendations on youth unemployment, education and skills. Its report focusses on these key areas and also makes wider recommendations about apprenticeships, careers guidance and inequality in the labour market.

 

Key recommendations

The report's main conclusions and recommendations are:

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Understanding needs, Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Guidance

Together Matters has produced a guide to encourage conversations and planning so more people with learning disabilities are part of the world of work.

People need many more opportunities to think, and talk, about the world of work. Also, to meet those with local jobs and businesses. Local organisations and businesses need to see that people with learning disabilities are keen to find work and have lots to contribute.

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