June 2011

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Mental health, Carers, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Guidance

1) Planning together: peer support and self-directed support. This report shows how it is possible to build disabled people and carers' own support planning skills, rather than relying solely on professional solutions. It includes examples of how councils have worked in partnership with local people using services, user led and voluntary organisations, to transfer planning skills to other people using services. 2) Support planning and brokerage for older people and people with mental health difficulties.

Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Local Government, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Research

Kent County Council's final report from an independent study of the cost:benefit effectiveness of its supported employment service.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
International, EU, Policy
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Framework

The strategy provides a framework for action at European level. It supports EU countries’ actions and pursues the overall goal of implementing the UN Convention. It focuses on eliminating barriers and fostering an EU-wide market for assistive technologies.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Social care, Policy, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Report

Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year big plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships. All people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect. This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Procurement, Supply chain contracting, DWP, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Web link

The Merlin Standard has been designed to recognise and promote sustainable excellence and positive partnership working within supply chains and provide guidance to those seeking to achieve it.

http://www.merlinstandard.co.uk/

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report

A Report for the cross-Government learning disability employment strategy team undertaken by Dr Stephen Beyer and Dr Carol Robinson

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Equality & Diversity, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Easy read

This document provides information about supported employment in an easy read format.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This paper revisits the aspirations of the authors for supported employment development from 1997 against a changing policy context with the introduction of Valuing People and Valuing People Now. It reviews developments in employment policy, innovation, the framework for funding supported employment and changes in the level of employment for people with learning disabilities since 1997.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Research

This is a research report which examines the role of supported employment in promoting the health of people with learning disabilities. Published March 2011.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Personalisation, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This paper presents the range of funding streams that people with learning disabilities known to social care services may use as an Individual Budget to pay for employment support. The briefing highlights issues and barriers, outlines what agencies need to have in place in order to use Individual Budgets for employment, and describes how a supported employment service can be costed for use by individuals.

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