April 2010

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report

In Valuing Employment Now, the Government committed to publish standards for job coaching to drive improvements in supported employment provision, to ensure that more people with learning disabilities, especially people with moderate to severe learning disabilities, get and keep jobs. This paper discusses what makes good supported employment. The document looks at the definition, guiding principles and stages of supported employment.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Local Government, Policy, PSA16
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Since their introduction in the 1998 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), Public Service Agreements (PSAs) have played a vital role in galvanising public service delivery and driving major improvements in outcomes. The 2007 CSR announced 30 new PSAs setting a vision for continuous and accelerated improvement in the Government's priority outcomes over the CSR07 period. Public Service Agreements were abolished by the Coalition Government in 2010. What were PSAs?

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Learning disability employment policy in England was led by the Valuing Employment Now (VEN) Team until it was disbanded in April 2010. Employment policy is now led by the Valuing People Now team. Only 6.4% of people with a significant disability are in paid employment in England (2010). Valuing Employment Now was published in June 2009 and is the main cross-Government policy document for England.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Neurological, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Best practice

Simon had a major car accident several years ago as a result of which he suffered a head injury which has left him with some memory loss. Through the WORKSTEP programme Simon has been working with Nottinghamshire County Council's Sherwood Industries as a fitter, installing adaptations to disabled persons homes in the Nottinghamshire area, since 2007.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Reasonable adjustments, Supported employment
Type: 
Best practice

The North Yorkshire Supported Employment Service make and maintain positive working relationships with national and local employers in their local area and take a positive approach to encourage reasonable adjustments and/or adaptations to be made where necessary to the recruitment and selection process.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Quality
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

The EFQM Excellence Model was introduced at the beginning of 1992 as the framework for assessing applications for The European Quality Award.It is a widely used organisational framework in Europe and has become the basis for a series of national and regional Quality Awards. The EFQM model's is used as a management system that encourages the discipline of organisational self-assessment.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
International, Quality standards, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Framework

The ASENZ Framework for Quality is the product of a ten-month consultation with key stakeholders in New Zealand and builds on feedback received on earlier editions. It is intended that ‘A Framework for Quality” be revised at 3-year intervals to ensure that it continues to both reflect and extend current best practices in Supported Employment. This edition introduces a revised set of standards, including ‘Transition from School to Work’, which is included as an appendix.

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Quality standards, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Best practice, Framework

Developed by the European Union of Supported Employment, the booklet is intended for supported employment providers as a practical guide to improve the delivery of services, to establish a common language between European countries on Supported Employment and to highlight best practice.