January 2014

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This is the interim report into the Jobs First initiative; a pilot where seven sites tested the purchasing of specialist employment support using personal budgets.

Publisher: 
Scottish Government
Topics: 
Access To Work, Procurement
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

The Scottish supported business directory was launched in January 2014 and lists the services and products that can be procured from the 20 supported businesses in Scotland.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Access To Work, Equality & Diversity, Work Choice, Work Programme, Health & Wellbeing, Supported employment, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

The document Closing the Gap: Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health outlines 25 areas for health and care services to take action which will make a difference to the lives of people with mental health conditions. These changes will mean that the system is fairer for people with mental health problems. The document aims to encourage the NHS to take mental health as seriously and treat it as importantly as physical health.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Work Choice, Work Programme, Health & Wellbeing, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health jointly commissioned RAND Europe to investigate these issues by reviewing existing evidence, consulting stakeholders and conducting an economic analysis. The project addressed the following central question: What is the best approach to improve employment outcomes for people with common mental health problems (both diagnosed and undiagnosed)?

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Fulfilling Potential
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This toolkit, created under the Fulfilling Potential banner, shows what data has been published about disability and how that data can be used. This is a toolkit created for Disabled Peoples User Led Organisations (DPULOs), other small organisations and charities. It aims to provide guidance to help organisations find and use data with confidence to support their work by, for example, the better targeting of services and/or resources to meet the needs of disabled people. There are three main chapters to the document:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Education & training, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report, Research

Supported internships were one of a number of initiatives proposed in the 2011 special educational needs (SEN) green paper ‘Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability’. A supported internship programme provides a structured study programme for students between 16 and 24 with a learning difficulty assessment (LDA). The programme includes on-the-job training, backed by expert job coaches and complementary college-based learning including access to relevant qualifications, where appropriate.