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: 2017
Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supported Internships, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) have today released an updated guidance document for Supported Internships.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

Localis and the University of Birmingham have published a report A Sector Deal for Disability that argues that, as part of its efforts to close the disability employment gap, the government should now commit to a sector deal for disability as part of its emerging industrial strategy.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Transition, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Department for Education has issued revised guidance about study programmes. This guide sets out the government’s policy on 16 to 19 study programmes. It covers academic, technical and vocational study programmes, including traineeships and supported internships.

It applies to all providers of 16 to 19 education in England, including:

  • schools
  • further education (FE) colleges
  • sixth-form colleges
  • work-based learning providers
  • training providers

 

Main points 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

The gig economy can offer some useful opportunities to people who struggle to work in conventional ways according to Gainful Gigging, a report published by Reform. 

In his review of modern employment practices last week, Matthew Taylor hailed the “genuine two-way flexibility” the gig economy can offer, and the opportunity it presents for “those who may not be able to work in conventional ways”. Reform’s latest report echoes this, and makes recommendations for how government should support people into the gig economy.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Permitted Work
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

This Commons Libray briefing paper gives an overview of the Permitted Work rules, which allow people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) to do some paid work without it affecting their benefits.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Learning disabilities, Employer Engagement
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

Mencap has published a guide for employers outling the business case for employing people with a learning disability.The guide is based on a literature review by Dr Steve Beyer.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability employment gap, Mental health, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

The TUC has published a report, Mental Health and Employment, that estimates that only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work.

The report contains new analysis of official employment statistics, which finds that while 4 in 5 (80.4%) non-disabled people are in work, people with mental illness, anxiety or depression have substantially lower employment rates:

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

Sense has published new resources to support the employment of people who are deafblind. Deafblind people can work, however many will need specialist support to enable them to do so.  Sense campaigns to ensure those deafblind people who want to work get the support they need to gain employment and those deafblind people who work are supported to do their job well and can progress in their career.

https://www.sense.org.uk/content/employment

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Supported employment, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This study, published by EASPD, assesses the literature review of cost-benefit analyses from a taxpayer perspective of the labour market inclusion of persons with disabilities. It includes an extensive and structured overview of global literature over the last 30 years. 

The main findings are that:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Transition, Supported Internships, Work experience
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This report is about the current provision and operational practice of work experience and work-related activities at schools and colleges in England.

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