April 2016

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Education & training, Commissioning, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Best practice

As part of the Department for Education (DfE) funded project, Employment is Everyone's Business, the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) and the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) have published three guides that demonstrate best practice in the transition of young people with disabilities from education to employment. The three guides comprise;

Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research

This analysis was commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) to identify the financial costs and benefits associated with GCC’s Employment Service (GES). The service sits within GCCs Employment and Enablement Team and currently provides beneficiaries, who mainly have learning disabilities, with support to enable them to access paid work.

Publisher: 
Other organisations

Aspirations for Life have produced an excellent set of 16 posters that can be used to raise awareness of the employment aspirations of people with a learning disability or autism condition. We are hosting these temporarilly and hope that they will be available to order from the copyright holders in the near future.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, LEPs, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

Public Health England has published a briefing for local enterprise partnerships on health and work, worklessness and economic growth.

The briefing is for decision-makers in local enterprise partnerships (LEP) who are developing local economic strategies. It summarises the potential contribution of health with employment and economic growth, and proposes effective ways to tackle these issues. It focuses on people: in employment with health conditions; at risk of falling out of work and onto welfare benefits; or with health conditions not in employment who are receiving benefits.

Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Funding, Commissioning, Local Government, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research

Gloucestershire CC has published an independent cost:Benefit analysis of its employment service. The report was authored by Mark Kilsby, Julie Allan and Steve Beyer and looked at activity between 1 April 2013 and 30 November 2014. During this period they found that: • 91 beneficiaries with learning disabilities were supported in paid work over the period; • 75 paid jobs were obtained over the period at a rate of 3.75 jobs per month; • 11 people left their jobs over the period; • 81 people with learning disabilities were in work at November 30th 2014.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This note provides a brief summary of Government policy on mental health in England. It covers policies introduced under the 2010-2015 Coalition Government, and those introduced under the 2015 Conservative Government. It is not intended to provide detail on every recent policy, and instead focuses on the main developments and programmes of work. It focuses on health policy, and so does not look in detail at wider changes that may affect people with mental health problems, such as welfare reform and social care policy. However, links to further reading are included in the Appendix.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Benefits
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

"Shortly after becoming Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2010, Iain Duncan Smith announced his ambition to create “[a] welfare system that is fit for the 21st century.” Over the course of the Parliament, the Coalition Government embarked on a radical programme of change aimed at building a fair and sustainable social security system. The reforms have not, however, had the desired impact for people with a disability or health condition. [...]