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: 2020
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research, Web link

A high proportion of people with severe mental health problems are unemployed but would like to work. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) offers a promising approach to establishing people in paid employment. In a randomized controlled trial across six European countries, the economic case for IPS for people with severe mental health problems was investigated compared to standard vocational rehabilitation.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Video clip

This webinar is one of a series organised by North Dakota’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Nasjonalt kompetansemiljø om Utviklingshemming(NAKU). 

The topic for the webinar was International Law and Policy, specifically how it supports inclusive employment opportunities. It was facilitated by Brent Askvig, Professor of Special Education and Executive Director of Minot State University and Karl Elling Ellingsen, Director of NAKU.

It featured presentations from Rick Kane (CEO of Disability Employment Australia), Huw Davies (CEO of BASE), and Susie Rutkowski (Co-Director and Educational Specialist for Project SEARCH).

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

Scope has produced this briefing to bring together different pieces of insight and to shine a light on the scale of the impact of coronavirus on disabled people. 

Disabled people and their families cannot be forgotten. Scope sets out a number of urgent recommendations to make sure this isn’t the case.

https://www.scope.org.uk/campaigns/disabled-people-and-coronavirus/the-disability-report/

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Employers, Autism, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Guidance

The coronavirus situation is presenting new challenges for us all, including the neurodivergent. This resource, from Creased Puddle, is designed to give businesses the confidence to start conversations about neurodivergency. It contains a variety of tips and ideas to make workplaces more welcoming.

 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Social return on investment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

This research aimed to explore: 

  • The models and approaches to delivery of supported internships available for young people with EHCPs in England. 
  • The factors perceived to be associated with success for supported internships. 
  • Perceived barriers to the success of supported internships, and how these may be overcome. 
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
DWP, Disability employment gap, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

This report, from the Centre for Social Justice, assesses DWP's nationally contracted disability employment provision. The report is critical of performance over recent years and highlights some of the problem areas including commissioning processes, funding models and supply chain management. It suggests ways of making better use of the expertise within the voluntary sector and makes a series of recommendations.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability employment gap
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Research

This report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) looks at the use of employment quotas in improving employment outcomes for disabled people.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing, Sickness absence
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

This report from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Good Work for Good Health, demonstrates how the occupational therapy workforce can be capitalised upon to reduce the disability employment gap.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

UnLtd report suggests how social entrepreneurs can be harnessed to achieve improved employment rates for people with a disability. 

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