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.

Listed below are the most recent knowledge base contents that meet your search criteria. To find content, use the filters to select and add topics, a type of content, a publishing source, or a year of publication. Note that many topics require you to select a subtopic from a list which appears after you select the main topic. You can clear your search by clicking Reset.

You can search for items on this website, using free text or phrases, by using the search box at the top right of this page.

Format: 2021
Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The ‘I already have a job…’ report, by Chronic Illness Inclusion and Leeds University Business School, sets out how government, employers and the benefits system are failing millions of people in the UK with Energy Limiting Chronic Illnesses (ELCIs). 

Although one in three disabled people of working age experiences problems with stamina, breathing or fatigue, the report says that their needs are not reflected in the workplace, in legislation, or by disability assessments like the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). 

Despite ELCIs affecting almost 5 million adults in the UK, these people are hidden within disability-related policies because their lived experiences of illness and impairment is widely misunderstood, often discredited, denied and disbelieved.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Framework

The £220m Community Renewal Fund is designed to help the UK prepare for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The Fund aims to support our communities to pilot innovative programmes and new approaches, aligning national and local provision.

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2022 and projects may align with one, or deliver across several, of the following investment priorities:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Supported Internships, Strategy, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

This year (2021) will mark 26 years since the Disability Discrimination Act and 11 years since the Equality Act passed into law. Despite this legislative change, progress towards greater equality between disabled and non-disabled people has been erratic and, in some areas, non-existent.

The Conservative Party made a manifesto commitment in the 2019 General Election to develop a disability strategy which, in the words of the Prime Minister, needs to be the “most ambitious and transformative endeavour for disabled people in a generation.”

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Covid-19, Strategy, Disability
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

This report from the Social Market Foundation looks at the links between disability and poverty and argues for reforms of the welfare benefits system and improved employment support.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Transition, Apprenticeships, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Employment has published its report after the inquiry into the Chancellor's Plan for Jobs Covid-19 measures. BASE submitted evidence to the inquiry and raised the critical support needs of young people with SEND.

The report doesn't specifically reference disability or SEND which we find very disappointing. BASE will contionue to press for appropriate support and we are part of the Youth Employment Group.

The APPG for Youth Employment has found: 

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Covid-19
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Guidance

Youth Employment UK has now created a Kickstart Guide for Employers to help support and advise them to create a good quality Kickstart Programme for the Candidate.

This resource has been created by Youth Employment UK to support employers and gateway organisations looking to create Kickstart Programmes. We have consulted with the young people in our network to explore what a good Kickstart Programme would look like to them and have embedded their views into this guidance.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2021

The Edge Foundation has published a Skills Shortage Bulletin tracking ongoing and emerging trends in the UK labour market. This edition includes a focus on green jobs and the digital sector, both of which have been at the centre of much of the discussion about future economic recovery.

Covid 19, is unsurprisingly a common theme in this edition. Notably, the latest research suggests that the pandemic has not necessarily created new challenges so much as accelerated existing ones.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

This report from the Learning & Work Institute's Youth Commission analyses current education, employment and skills services and planned changes, and identifies how they match up against these future challenges.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

ClearView Research have just released new research looking into the impact of COVID19 on youth employment and future prospects. They found that 35% of young people were experiencing mental health issues due to COVID19. The pandemic has resulted in a lot of negativity and pessimism about future prospects for young people and this, coupled with the isolation caused by lockdown, can make what is an already difficult situation even more challenging.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Strategy, DWP, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

BASE has submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the Disability Employment Gap.

You can find more information about the enquiry at www.base-uk.org/news/committee-inquiry-disability-employment-gap

 

Pages