June 2018

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Social care
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

Social care provision and funding has been the subject of numerous reports, commissions and Government papers over many years. Despite agreement on the urgent need for reform, this has not translated into action or consensus on how it should be achieved. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Funding
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

Preparing for Adulthood has produced a quick guide to education funding for people aged 16 - 25 who have special educational needs and/or a disability.

This guide provides information on the way the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and, in some cases, local authorities will calculate and allocate funding to institutions who provide education to young people with SEND. The guide provides a summary of the structure of the funding system and provides a quick reference guide; further information is available from the links in the document. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

This report was commissioned by DfE and carried out by the Learning and Work Institute. It details the findings from interviews with apprenticeship providers, employers and third party organisations. This report identifies areas to consider in the future development of apprenticeships funding policy.

The interviews explored how organisations define and identify:

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Universal Credit
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

The National Audit Office has published a report looking at the roll-out of Universal Credit. It casts doubt on whether the new benefit is offering value for money and recognises the hardships that many claimants are experiencing.

 

Content and scope of the report

In order to assess the value for money of the Department’s introduction of Universal Credit, we consider:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Best practice
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Web link, Best practice

The government’s Joint Work and Health Unit has commissioned an independent consortium to support the growth of IPS services. As part of its work, the consortium has produced a number of useful tools and templates to support the growth of consistently high quality IPS services. These can be accessed at www.ipsgrow.org.uk, a new website that brings together a range of information, guidance and template documents to support the development of IPS services.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Universal Credit
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

DWP has published a research report on a survey of Universal Credit claimants. It makes for difficult reading with particular problems around levels of debt and the accesibility of digital technology..