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: 
BASE
Topics: 
Local Government, Policy, PSA16
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Since their introduction in the 1998 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), Public Service Agreements (PSAs) have played a vital role in galvanising public service delivery and driving major improvements in outcomes. The 2007 CSR announced 30 new PSAs setting a vision for continuous and accelerated improvement in the Government's priority outcomes over the CSR07 period. Public Service Agreements were abolished by the Coalition Government in 2010. What were PSAs?

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Learning disability employment policy in England was led by the Valuing Employment Now (VEN) Team until it was disbanded in April 2010. Employment policy is now led by the Valuing People Now team. Only 6.4% of people with a significant disability are in paid employment in England (2010). Valuing Employment Now was published in June 2009 and is the main cross-Government policy document for England.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Quality
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

The EFQM Excellence Model was introduced at the beginning of 1992 as the framework for assessing applications for The European Quality Award.It is a widely used organisational framework in Europe and has become the basis for a series of national and regional Quality Awards. The EFQM model's is used as a management system that encourages the discipline of organisational self-assessment.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Strategy, Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2006
Type: 
Report

This report to Ministers is based on the experience of a Working Group drawn from people with a learning disability, local authorities, the voluntary sector and including some managers of supported employment schemes. The group met in 2002-2004 though the report wasn't published until 2006.

Publisher: 
Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Employer Engagement, Valuing People Now
Year of Publication: 
2005
Type: 
Guidance, Easy read

The Valued in Public document offers guidance to the public sector about recruiting people with a learning disability.

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