July 2011

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Social enterprise
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This guide follows the journey from working in the public sector to starting a mutual or social enterprise. It explores every stage of the journey - from planning and setting up a new social enterprise to going live. It provides a checklist of actions at each stage, and features stories of those who have successfully made the transition. It also gives links to other helpful resources and documents.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Incapacity Benefit, Work Capability Assessment, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This report supports the Government's objectives for the IB reassessment; which are to help people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to move back into employment, while continuing to provide adequate support for people who have limited capability for work or are unable to work.

However, the report finds that the Government's positive messages about the IB reassessment are not getting through to the public.

Follow this link to the Work and Pensions Committee report on-line;

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice

This guidance highlights just a handful of the hundreds of success stories where the public sector has used that particular duty to involve disabled people and improved outcomes and results. Many have utilised the framework of either a Disability Equality Scheme or a more general Equality Scheme.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Education & training, Social care, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report

This review was commissioned to evaluate how well the legislative framework and arrangements served children and young people who had special educational needs and/or disabilities. It considered the early years, compulsory education, education from 16 to 19, and the contribution of social care and health services.
 

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Education & training, Supply chain contracting, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Best practice, Report

Please note that this review took place before inspection of DWP contracts ended in August 2010.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Training, Education & training, Work experience, Supply chain contracting
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Best practice, Report

This survey set out to determine the benefits of employers’ involvement in government-funded work-related education and training, to identify the features of good practice and the ways in which the provision could be further improved.
 

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Training, Disability, Education & training, Social enterprise
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report

This publication is the result of a six-month project (July - December 2009) to explore the interface between social enterprises and the learning and skills sector and the contribution made by social enterprises to the education, training and employment of disabled people.

Although primarily written for policymakers and learning providers within the education and training sector, other agencies such as research and development organisations and social enterprises themselves may also find much of the content interesting and informative.
 

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supply chain contracting
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report

During November and December 2009, the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), now SFA/YPLA, hosted three regional conferences on the theme of enterprise and employment for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The aim of the conferences was to reflect on the policy landscape and consider the impact that this was having, and likely to have, on future provision.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Guidance

The Making it Work book is for practitioners and managers working with people with learning difficulties in FE colleges, adult and community learning services, work-based learning and voluntary sector organisations. This book was produced as a result of a two year project funded by the Department of Health. It provides information about the supported employment process and how this can be embedded in vocational training and courses for people with learning difficulties.

Topics: 
Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice, Guidance

This American publication features examples of good practice on including people with disabilities from a range of American and international companies. The companies and leaders featured in this publication provide valuable insights on the successes they have realized through the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of their corporate enterprises as well as in their marketing. In addition to these effective strategies, an assessment is included as a tool to initiate or enhance your company’s disability-friendly corporate practices.

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