March 2013

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Local Government, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

This NDTi research looks at the cost effectiveness of local authority and NHS investment in employment supports for people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems. The initial key findings include that: * After a period of increased spend, investment in supporting people into paid work appears to have declined in 2012/13 * Many commissioners do not have access to the data they need on services they commission to ensure they are achieving best value for money * There appears to be limited focus on the use of personal budgets to support people into paid work.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Cerebra has produced this guide for practitioners working with disabled young people and their families, focusing on those young people aged between 16 and 25. It explains the legal and policy frameworks, for England and Wales, that are relevant to areas in which these young people and their families are likely to need support and advice as the young person enters adulthood. Its purpose is to help practitioners understand the relevant law and policy so that they can guide young disabled people through this transition to adulthood.