November 2011

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Self employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance, Report

This report was produced by EnDevA and looks at the experiences of a number of people with learning disabilities who have established their own businesses. The report examines some of the issues associated with "supported self-employment".

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice, Report

Mind, the mental health charity, had published a report, ‘Taking care of business’ which sets out how employers feel mental health can be more positively promoted and managed at work, using testimonies, best-practice case studies and recommendations. Amongst other points, the report highlights the importance of ensuring that mental health is safeguarded during change management processes, and also stresses the important role that line managers have in spotting early signs of mental health issues. http://www.mind.org.uk/work/employers/mind_business_summit

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance, Video clip

This section of the NHS Employers website looks at employing people with learning disabilities. It includes information on the evidence base, case studies, what guidance and resources are available as well as top tips and a short film.

http://www.nhsemployers.org/EmploymentPolicyAndPractice/EqualityAndDiver...

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

The Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities was commissioned to evaluate the GAL initiative. As a part of a wider evaluation of the GAL initiative, this paper sets out an analysis of:

1. the views of professionals involved in the delivery of GAL of its strengths and weaknesses and what it has achieved
2. the extent to which GAL helped more people with learning disabilities to enter paid employment than those without the intervention