Knowledge Base

The knowledge base is a free source of information both for supported employment and for disability / employment support generally. In addition to contributions from BASE and its member organisations, the knowledge base also acts as an archive for initiatives such as Valuing People Now.

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Format: 2019
Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

The Vienna Declaration sets out a number of recommendations aimed at the European Union, member states and providers of employment support.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Guidance

The Foundation for People with a Learning Disability has produced an employers guide to employing people with a learning disability. The guide, produced in conjunction with Keith Bates and Sixteen, offers tips and case studies featuring the work of a range of large employers.

Accompanying it is a short guide to working with job coaches.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

This short paper, from the IPPR  considers whether the additional support that is provided to children and young people with learning disabilities helps them properly prepare for adulthood, and considers how it might have to change to better achieve this.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Employers, Supported employment, Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

An Employer's guide to Supported Employment, published by the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, is aimed at Line Managers, Human Resources Leads & others responsible for recruitment within the

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Universal Credit, Permitted Work
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have published Universal Credit for single disabled people which shows how single disabled people are up to £300 worse off every month when they transfer to Universal Credit due to the different income rules.

CAB worked with their advisers and other disability and health charities to identify areas where Universal Credit improves support for disabled people, has reduced support compared to the legacy system, and may generate unintended consequences as this group of people continue to move on to the new benefit.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

This is the most comprehensive review of how Britain is performing on equality and human rights and provides a complete picture of people’s life chances in Britain today.

It looks across all areas of life, including:

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Self employment
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

A toolkit for supported self-employment has been produced by the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) and offers guidance in how to support people to start their own business through the method of supported employment. Nevertheless, there are some significant differences between both forms of support.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This toolkit has been produced by neurodivergent members of GMB staff in consultation with neurodivergent GMB members.

The aim of this document is to provide information and advice that can be used to help make workplaces more inclusive for neurodivergent workers.

For reasons of length, it does not contain a detailed introduction to individual neurodivergent conditions. Separate guidance notes are being produced (although the difficulties of generalising about neurodiversity should be stressed at all points).

Topics: 
Transition, Career development
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This toolkit was created so that Enterprise Coordinators and Enterprise Advisers can better understand the career landscape for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The publishers worked with experts who support young people with SEND to explore what positive outcomes for young people with SEND look like, and what can be achieved by working in partnership and drawing on best practice from around the country.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance, Best practice

This quick guide aims to help health commissioners and providers tackle the challenges involved in implementing the joint commissioning of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) introduced by Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The guide contains links to a wide range of resources around commissioning, transition planning and co-production.

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