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: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Preparing for Adulthood has published a fact sheet on supported internships. It covers:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Easy read

Inclusion North has produced two Easy Read documents about welfare reform. One describes the changes to welfare benefits and the other gives information about campaigns around the welfare reform changes.

http://inclusionnorth.org/resources/information-packs/

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

DWP has published the evaluation of the Right to Control initiative. Right to Control, a new rights-based approach to support and services for disabled people, was started in 2010 . It brings together a wide range of cross- government funding streams, namely Access to Work, Adult Social Care, Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs), the Independent Living Fund (ILF), Supporting People and Work Choice, with a view to streamlining the customer experience across these funding streams.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Education & training, Children
Type: 
Guidance

Transitional protection for specialist provision is being introduced in response to a specific concern that there may be a reduction in the number of students placed in specialist provision between now and 2015. The department will offer a level of protection for specialist provision in independent specialist providers (ISPs) and in eligible further education (FE) institutions over the next two academic years.

Publisher: 
Scottish Government
Topics: 
Supported business
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

This report reviews the current status of Supported Businesses in Scotland and provides recommendations and guidance for these businesses about how they could enhance their sustainability while providing the best support to staff with disabilities.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Learning disabilities, Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Consultation, Report

Department for Work & Pensions. Consultation outcome Extending labour market interventions to in-work claimants Policy: Simplifying the welfare system and making sure work pays This call for ideas sought views on how we can support people in work and in receipt of Universal Credit to help them: • increase their earnings • develop their skills and qualifications • achieve financial independence

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice

This Ofsted report presents some of the common factors that have led to high performance in the work of 15 providers who are extensively involved in delivering apprenticeships to young people. It explains how the providers have successfully recruited young people as apprentices: introducing them to the world of work; supporting them in developing vocational skills and completing their apprenticeship frameworks; and supporting their progression into employment and further study. A summary is also available on the Ofsted website.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Carers, Children, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

A fascinating insight into the the challenge of co-production between parents and the 'professionals'. Parent carer forums were recently involved in SEND pathfinder projects and this qualitative research report reflects the varying experiences of the forums. Below an extract from the report which demonstrates of the clever juxtaposition of findings by the author. 4.8 In the SE7 Regional Framework for Parent Carer Participation, coproduction is a core theme of all work streams and SE7 defined coproduction in the following way:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Equality & Diversity, Commissioning, Social care, Health & Wellbeing, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Framework

This guide has been produced to help all those involved understand how things will need to be done differently to make personalisation a reality for people with mental health needs. This is a whole system guide, so hopefully it will give some information, guidance and signposts for people, whoever and wherever they are. The guide provides information about what personalisation means for mental health services and supports, offers examples of what needs to be in place to make things work, and provides pointers to good practice and sources of advice and information.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Local Government, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

This NDTi research looks at the cost effectiveness of local authority and NHS investment in employment supports for people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems. The initial key findings include that: * After a period of increased spend, investment in supporting people into paid work appears to have declined in 2012/13 * Many commissioners do not have access to the data they need on services they commission to ensure they are achieving best value for money * There appears to be limited focus on the use of personal budgets to support people into paid work.

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