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: 2020
Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

This working paper presents a quick review of international research evidence, mainly from the European Union (EU) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on ‘what works’ to help disabled people into employment and to remain and progress in work. The review was commissioned to augment DWP’s evidence base in this area and its conclusions will be used to help inform proposals for the forthcoming disability employment strategy.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Mental health, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The Government has published a discussion paper on the Disability and Health Employment Strategy. The paper sets out a range of proposals to further improve employment support. It will be followed in 2014 by publication of the government’s delivery plan. The proposals focus on: • supporting employers to recruit, retain and develop disabled people and people with health conditions; • enabling more young disabled people and people with health conditions to make a successful transition from education to employment;

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This 16 page report provides an update on some of the topic areas covered in the Disability Health and Employment Strategy, the discussion so far. The Department of Work & Pensions states this report highlights their "progress to increase employment opportunities for disabled people 1 year after we set out our plans in the disability and health employment strategy: the discussion so far.".

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-disability-and-health-emp...

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Addiction, Ex-offenders, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Best practice

This toolkit for young people not in education, employment or training, offenders and ex-prisoners and people recovering from substance abuse has been adapted from the already successful EUSE Supported Employment Toolkit.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Supported employment
Type: 
Best practice

547 job applications, unemployed and depressed…now I have turned my life around. Robin tells his story for World Mental Health Day Robin Boness (pictured centre), a 60 year old Security Officer from Torquay, is a successful, motivated and respected employee working for Frontline Total Security Ltd. However, rewind one year and it was a completely different story. Isolated and in the very depths of despair, Robin was fighting a battle with severe depression due to long-term unemployment.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Education & training, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research

Ofsted has published a report looking at the early implementation of 16 to 19yrs study programmes. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate how effectively further education and skills providers and schools and academies with sixth forms have implemented the 16 to 19 study programmes introduced in August 2013 and made the best use of the changed funding arrangements for 16–19-year-olds. The fieldwork for this survey was carried out between September 2013 to April 2014.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Project Search, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This independent evaluation report on Project SEARCH sites up until 2013 was carried out by Dr. Axel Kaehne. The report was commissioned by the South West Employment Institute.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported employment
Type: 
Video clip

Inclusive Films have produced a short film highlighting the business case for employing workers who have a disability. Employers from a variety of organisations talk about their experiences and the various ways that being open to disabled talent has been good for business.

http://inclusivefilms.org/our-films/disability-and-employment-the-busine...

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Web link

The National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has launched a new Employer Toolkit, which aims to support employers to develop a more inclusive Apprenticeship offer for disabled people. The Employer Toolkit was developed through consultation with a number of employers - including Barclays Bank, Tottenham Hotspur FC, The National Theatre, Novartis PLC, Leicester City Council and Luton and Dunstable Hospital - who have hired and supported disabled apprentices.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

NDTi has conducted some new research to find out more about the use of Personal Budgets (PBs) for employment support. The research explored two questions: 1. To what extent are people using PBs to purchase support into paid work? 2. What factors encourage and discourage the use of PBs to help people gain or retain a job?

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