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: 
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: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Guidance

A new handbook from the Global Business Coalition for Education shows how businesses can become more disability-inclusive and improve their bottom line.

The report offers an evidence-led how-to guide for businesses on improving their education, training, and employment for young people with disabilities. The report contains advice to business leaders seeking to improve their performance on disability inclusion, and it makes clear why disability inclusion plays a vital role in modern business, not an optional extra.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Strategy, Third sector
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Report

In June 2020, the Prime Minister commissioned Danny Kruger MP - now the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - to develop proposals to sustain the community response to COVID-19 and set out how civil society can contribute to levelling up. The Government has now responded to Danny Kruger's report.

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: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Benefits, DWP, Disability
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Report

Parliament has published a briefing paper on disability welfare benefit assessments.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uses third-party contractors to provide health and disability assessments to inform decisions about benefits. The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CDHA), a subsidiary of Maximus, holds the contract under which assessments are carried out for various benefits, including Work Capability Assessments (WCAs) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit.

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:

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