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
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.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Universal Credit
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

DWP has published a research report on a survey of Universal Credit claimants. It makes for difficult reading with particular problems around levels of debt and the accesibility of digital technology..

 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to explore the effectiveness of funding to support apprentices with a learning difficulty or disability (LDD) and/or apprentices from a disadvantaged background.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Easy read

DWP has published an easy-read version of their notes sheet about Employment and Support Allowance (EAS). The full range of guidance notes are at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employment-and-support-allowa...

 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This House of Commons briefing paper examines UK policy and services for people with autism conditions.

It provides concise information, including references and links, on:

  • The nature of the condition
  • Government policies on autism in England
  • Relevant health and care services
  • Education policy
  • Employment policies
  • Welfare and benefits issues
  • The role of the criminal justice system
  • The situation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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