April 2013

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice

This Ofsted report presents some of the common factors that have led to high performance in the work of 15 providers who are extensively involved in delivering apprenticeships to young people. It explains how the providers have successfully recruited young people as apprentices: introducing them to the world of work; supporting them in developing vocational skills and completing their apprenticeship frameworks; and supporting their progression into employment and further study. A summary is also available on the Ofsted website.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Carers, Children, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

A fascinating insight into the the challenge of co-production between parents and the 'professionals'. Parent carer forums were recently involved in SEND pathfinder projects and this qualitative research report reflects the varying experiences of the forums. Below an extract from the report which demonstrates of the clever juxtaposition of findings by the author. 4.8 In the SE7 Regional Framework for Parent Carer Participation, coproduction is a core theme of all work streams and SE7 defined coproduction in the following way:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Equality & Diversity, Commissioning, Social care, Health & Wellbeing, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Framework

This guide has been produced to help all those involved understand how things will need to be done differently to make personalisation a reality for people with mental health needs. This is a whole system guide, so hopefully it will give some information, guidance and signposts for people, whoever and wherever they are. The guide provides information about what personalisation means for mental health services and supports, offers examples of what needs to be in place to make things work, and provides pointers to good practice and sources of advice and information.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Benefits
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Rethink has produced a guide to the recent and forthcoming welfare benefit changes. The guide is written in plain English and covers changes to housing benefit, council tax benefit, Disability Living Allowance and the social fund.

http://www.rethink.org/about_mental_illness/personal_stories_blogs_forum...