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: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

In the summer of 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned Isos Partnership to undertake research into SEN funding arrangements and practices. The aim of this research was to provide insights into the way funding for young people with SEN is spent, the reasons for differences between spending patterns in different local authorities, and the options for changing the ways in which high-needs funding is distributed in future. The report provides an analysis of how well the current SEN funding system is working and suggests ways in which it might be improved in future.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

DWP has published research which seeks to understand how people move from work to claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Main findings • Around one-fifth (19 per cent) of all claimants moved straight from work to claiming ESA without any period of sickness absence. A further 45 per cent did have a period of sickness absence prior to leaving work (36 per cent were paid and 9 per cent unpaid). The remainder, 36 per cent, were unemployed immediately before making their ESA claim.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism, Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of supported employment compared with standard care (day services) for adults with autism in the United Kingdom. A decision-analytic economic model was developed, which used outcome data from the only trial that has evaluated supported employment for adults with autism in the United Kingdom.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform, LEPs
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

Over the last five years, various aspects of employment and skills policy have formed a significant element of devolution policies. City Deals and Growth Deals in particular have focused (to varying degrees) on aspects of youth employment programmes, adult skills provision and vocational training in order to respond to the needs of specific areas.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

These resources have been produced by Think Local Act Personal to support the commissioning of more personalised services.

People Not Process - Co-production in Commissioning.

A new online resource from Think Local Act Personal which explains all the things that councils should think about to make sure they are working in the way the new Act says they should. http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/_library/Resources/NMDF/TLAPTopT...

Commissioning for Market Diversity.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Long-term unemployed
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

This study looks at the role that symptoms associated with depression can have on an individual’s ability to find a job, or remain in employment. We also explore the evidence around which interventions and support might improve employment outcomes for people experiencing these symptoms, and make a series of recommendations about we might enhance employment outcomes for this group.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Access To Work, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

From September 2013, young people on or about to start the work experience placement of a supported internship, or traineeship with a disability or health condition, can apply to the Department for Work and Pensions' Access to Work fund. Young people can apply for: * funding of travel (providing assistance for additional travel costs to and from their work experience placement because of their disability); * the costs of support workers, including job coaches; and * specialist equipment for days that a young person is at the employer's premises.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Welfare reform
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

Scope has published a new report on the economic impact of rising disability employment rates. Landman Economics have modelled the economic impact of a five or 10 percentage point increase in the disability employment rate by 2030. This report explored their findings, and points to some of the actions which could enable such an increase. Landman Economics found three key economic findings around increasing the employment rate of disabled people. Increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report, Research

Disability Rights UK has published a summary of the Closing the Skills Gap reports. The report highlights their findings on the skills young disabled people need to get into employment; and on skills for people who acquire impairments or conditions during working life. Their findings, based on the two reports, stress: * the importance of peer to peer support * a need for disabled people to be able to exercise choice and control There are critical success factors from the 2 reports:

Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Access To Work, Local Government, Policy, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

The Local Government Association has published Realising Talent: a new framework for devolved employment and skills. It is the final report in a collaborative series with the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion. It recommends options for the devolution of employment and skills, which LGA believes can be practicably implemented by a new or returning Government.

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