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, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Social care, Policy, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Report

Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year big plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships. All people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect. This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Procurement, Supply chain contracting, DWP, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Web link

The Merlin Standard has been designed to recognise and promote sustainable excellence and positive partnership working within supply chains and provide guidance to those seeking to achieve it.

http://www.merlinstandard.co.uk/

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Report

A Report for the cross-Government learning disability employment strategy team undertaken by Dr Stephen Beyer and Dr Carol Robinson

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Equality & Diversity, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Easy read

This document provides information about supported employment in an easy read format.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This paper revisits the aspirations of the authors for supported employment development from 1997 against a changing policy context with the introduction of Valuing People and Valuing People Now. It reviews developments in employment policy, innovation, the framework for funding supported employment and changes in the level of employment for people with learning disabilities since 1997.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Research

This is a research report which examines the role of supported employment in promoting the health of people with learning disabilities. Published March 2011.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Personalisation, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This paper presents the range of funding streams that people with learning disabilities known to social care services may use as an Individual Budget to pay for employment support. The briefing highlights issues and barriers, outlines what agencies need to have in place in order to use Individual Budgets for employment, and describes how a supported employment service can be costed for use by individuals.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This document presents the financial case for supported employment.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice

This is a case study produced by the Valuing People Now team.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Project Search
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance, Video clip

The Plymouth Project Search site has produced this video for employers to highlight the benefits of having a diverse workforce and how Project Search interns can be a positive influence on social and financial profits.

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