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: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Universal Credit, Permitted Work
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have published Universal Credit for single disabled people which shows how single disabled people are up to £300 worse off every month when they transfer to Universal Credit due to the different income rules.

CAB worked with their advisers and other disability and health charities to identify areas where Universal Credit improves support for disabled people, has reduced support compared to the legacy system, and may generate unintended consequences as this group of people continue to move on to the new benefit.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

This is the most comprehensive review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights and provides a complete picture of people’s life chances in Britain today.

It looks across all areas of life, including:

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Self employment
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

A toolkit for supported self-employment has been produced by the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) and offers guidance in how to support people to start their own business through the method of supported employment. Nevertheless, there are some significant differences between both forms of support.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This toolkit has been produced by neurodivergent members of GMB staff in consultation with neurodivergent GMB members.

The aim of this document is to provide information and advice that can be used to help make workplaces more inclusive for neurodivergent workers.

For reasons of length, it does not contain a detailed introduction to individual neurodivergent conditions. Separate guidance notes are being produced (although the difficulties of generalising about neurodiversity should be stressed at all points).

Topics: 
Transition, Career development
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This toolkit was created so that Enterprise Coordinators and Enterprise Advisers can better understand the career landscape for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The publishers worked with experts who support young people with SEND to explore what positive outcomes for young people with SEND look like, and what can be achieved by working in partnership and drawing on best practice from around the country.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance, Best practice

This quick guide aims to help health commissioners and providers tackle the challenges involved in implementing the joint commissioning of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) introduced by Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The guide contains links to a wide range of resources around commissioning, transition planning and co-production.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Consultation

BASE and SUSE conducted a survey about Access to Work in the summer of 2018. A total of 149 responses were received and this report summarise the feedback that we obtained.

The feedback was varied but many respondents found the process of applying for Access to Work and claiming costs to be difficult. Most respondents were claiming between £25 and £30 per hour for job coaching support.

 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Benefit Sanctions, Universal Credit
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

A joint team from 6 universities has published the final findings of the Welfare Conditionality project (2013-2018). It presents analysis on the effectiveness, impacts and ethics of welfare conditionality, and the sanctions and mandatory support that underpin this approach.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Mental health, Ex-offenders
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Only 6% of people leaving prison receive support to find competitive work. Funded by J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, The Henry Smith Charity, and Garfield Weston Foundation, this project worked with prison leavers from eight West Midland prisons.

This project trialled Individual Placement and Support (IPS) with a population it had not been tested on before: people with mental health problems leaving prison.

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.

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