October 2016

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, IAPT
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This report examines activity, waiting times and outcomes in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016.

IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety. 

There were 953,000 people who entered treeatment but only 396 people received employment support (low intensity) asnd only 57 people received high intensity employment support.

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB22110

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Autism, Disability employment gap
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Video clip, Report

The National Autistic Society has published a report about employment. A 2016 survey has found that just 16% of people with an autism condition are in full-time paid employment. This compares to 15% in 2007.  The NAS has launched a campaign, including a video, report and petition, to change things. 

http://www.autism.org.uk/TMI

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment, Reasonable adjustments
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research, Report

Deafblind people can work, however many will need specialist support to enable them to do so.  Sense campaigns to ensure those deafblind people who want to work get the support they need to gain employment and those deafblind people who work are supported to do their job well and can progress in their career.

Sense has written a report about the barriers deafblind people face when looking for work and when in employment and learn about the solutions that can help more deafblind people to gain and sustain employment.